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<section begin=summary />The '''Rinnegan''' is reputed as the most exalted eyes amongst the {{translation|Three Great Dōjutsu|三大瞳術|San Daidōjutsu|lit meaning=Three Great Eye Techniques}}.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 373, page 2</ref> It is characterised by its ripple-like pattern which spreads over the eyeballs, with light purple irides and sclerae.<section end=summary />
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<section begin=summary />The {{translation|'''Rinnegan'''|輪廻眼|lit meaning=Saṃsāra Eye}} is reputed as the most exalted eyes amongst the {{translation|Three Great [[Dōjutsu]]|三大瞳術|San Daidōjutsu|lit meaning=Three Great Eye Techniques}}.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 373, page 2</ref> It is characterised by a ripple-like pattern which spreads over the eyeballs, with either light purple sclerae and irides, or red sclerae and irides with a [[tomoe]] pattern. <section end=summary />
   
 
== Background ==
 
== Background ==
<section begin=summary />It was admired as being able to bring forth all ninjutsu.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 425, page 9</ref> It was said that in times when the world is in disorder, a person is sent down from the heavens to become either a "God of Creation" who will calm the world, or a "Destroyer" who will reduce everything to nothingness.<ref name="d3"/> The Rinnegan allows the user to use the [[Six Paths Technique]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 449, page 1</ref><section end=summary />
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[[File:Nagato Rinnegan.jpg|thumb|left|Nagato's Rinnegan.]]
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<section begin=summary />It is said that in times when the world is in disorder, a person is sent down from the heavens to become either a "God of Creation", who will calm the world, or a "Destroyer", who will reduce everything to nothingness.<ref name="d3">Third Databook, page 313</ref> This dōjutsu was first manifested by [[Kaguya Ōtsutsuki]], who ate the Shinju's [[Chakra Fruit|fruit]], and later the [[Ten-Tails]], the combined entity of Kaguya and the Shinju. Her son, [[Hagoromo]], came to be revered as the Sage of the Six Paths by using his own Rinnegan to create the [[Ninshū|groundwork]] that brought forth all modern [[ninjutsu]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 425, page 9</ref><section end=summary />
   
The first person to possess the Rinnegan was the Sage of the Six Paths. Because of the Sage's mythical status, many people believed the Rinnegan was only a legend or a mutation.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 462, page 11</ref> Because the Rinnegan was originally wielded by the Sage of the Six Paths, re-merging his bloodlines: that of the [[Senju]] and [[Uchiha]] can lead to that person awakening this dōjutsu. This was proven when [[Madara Uchiha]] later awakened the dōjutsu by infusing [[Hashirama Senju]]'s DNA into his body; however it did not manifest until he was near the end of his natural lifespan.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 606, page 13</ref> At some point after this, he would implant his eyes into [[Nagato]] — a young [[Uzumaki Clan|Senju descendant]].<ref name="madara">''Naruto'' chapter 606, pages 13-15</ref> [[Obito Uchiha]], being the partner and given the guise of Madara, he believes that since it was given to Nagato by Madara, he is entitled to taking the Rinnegan from Nagato's body after his death.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 509, page 4</ref> He implants one of the Rinnegan in his left socket, replacing the Sharingan he [[Izanagi|sacrificed]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 514, page 18</ref>
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As a result of the Sage's mythical status, many people believed the Rinnegan was only a legend or a mutation.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 462, page 11</ref> Because the Rinnegan was wielded by the Sage of the Six Paths, re-merging the [[chakra]] of his two sons, [[Indra]] and [[Asura]], in one's body can lead to that person awakening this [[dōjutsu]]. This was proven when [[Madara Uchiha]], Indra's reincarnation at the time, later awakened the dōjutsu from his [[Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan]] by infusing the DNA of [[Hashirama Senju]], Asura's reincarnation at the time, into his body; however, it did not manifest until many years later when he was near death.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 606, page 13</ref> At some point after this, Madara would implant his eyes into [[Nagato]] — a young boy of [[Uzumaki clan|Senju lineage]].<ref name="madara">''Naruto'' chapter 606, pages 13-15</ref> Under the guise of Madara and inheriting the former's work, [[Obito Uchiha]] claimed that he was entitled to take the Rinnegan from Nagato's body after his death.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 509, page 4</ref> He then implanted the left Rinnegan into himself and hid the right Rinnegan, unable to handle the power of both eyes.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 514, page 18</ref><ref name="ch675pg4">''Naruto'' chapter 675, page 4</ref>
   
When Madara was [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnated]] by [[Kabuto Yakushi]], to fight the [[Allied Shinobi Forces]], Madara once again gained access to the dōjutsu; Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan transformed into the Rinnegan. Based on data collected over the years, [[Kabuto Yakushi]] and [[Orochimaru]] theorised that because the Sharingan originated from the Rinnegan, it was possible for the dōjutsu to devolve<!-- The Rinnegan was first, therefore it DEvolves not Evolve--> into the Rinnegan as part of a "''natural evolution''".<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 560, pages 14-15</ref> This is supported by the fact he maintains his [[Susanoo]] while having his Rinnegan activated.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 588, pages 14-15</ref> Upon reincarnation, Nagato also retained the Rinnegan.
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When Madara was [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnated]] by [[Kabuto Yakushi]] to fight the [[Allied Shinobi Forces]], Madara once again gained access to this dōjutsu. Based on data collected over the years, [[Orochimaru]] and Kabuto theorised that because the [[Sharingan]] originated from the Rinnegan, it was possible for the dōjutsu to change into the Rinnegan as part of a "''natural evolution''".<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 560, pages 14-15</ref> However, upon Madara's [[Outer Path: Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique|true revival]] as a living being, he no longer possessed his eyes, as his reincarnated state had been merely a reflection of his former self and he had died without his actual eyes. A [[White Zetsu Army|White Zetsu]] managed to retrieve the right Rinnegan from Obito's hiding place and returned it to Madara, who implanted it in his previously empty right eye socket.
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[[File:Sasuke's colored Rinnegan.PNG|thumb|Sasuke's Rinnegan with its tomoe design.]]
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After receiving half of Hagoromo's power, [[Sasuke]]'s left eye transformed into a red Rinnegan containing six tomoe.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 673, pages 15-16</ref> Madara later managed to retrieve his own left Rinnegan from Obito and, by approaching the [[moon]], awakened the third Rinnegan in his forehead, allowing him to cast the [[Infinite Tsukuyomi]].<ref name="ch676">''Naruto'' chapter 676, pages 16-17</ref> As a result of [[Black Zetsu]]'s actions, Madara's body then served as a vessel for the resurrected Kaguya, who retained the Rinnegan in her third eye.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 679, pages 10-13</ref>
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== Abilities ==
 
== Abilities ==
One who gains the Rinnegan has access to a multitude of abilities. On its own, the Rinnegan allows the user to see [[chakra]], including otherwise hidden [[barrier]]s such as the one which [[Sensing System Technique|surrounded]] [[Konohagakure]].<ref name="c419p2">''Naruto'' chapter 419, page 2</ref> The holder of these eyes have the potential to completely master all five basic [[nature transformation]]s that form the basis of ninjutsu.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 375, page 11</ref> It can also decipher more of the [[Sage of the Six Paths]]' [[Naka Shrine|tablet]] than the [[Sharingan]] and the [[Mangekyō Sharingan]] are able to.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 467, page 11</ref> The Rinnegan can also allow its user to summon and control the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]].
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One who possesses the Rinnegan has access to a multitude of abilities, such as the potential to master all five basic [[nature transformation]]s,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 375, page 11</ref> and the capacity to use any technique.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 425, page 9</ref> The Rinnegan allows the user to see [[chakra]],<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 429, page 1</ref> including the [[Tenketsu|chakra points]] within the body,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 672, page 1</ref> as well as otherwise invisible [[Barrier Ninjutsu|barriers]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 419, page 2</ref> However, the Rinnegan's field of vision can be blocked by simple means such as [[smoke bomb]]s.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 433, page 13</ref> This dōjutsu can also completely decipher the Sage of the Six Paths' [[Naka Shrine|tablet]], unlike the [[Sharingan]] and [[Mangekyō Sharingan]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 467, page 11</ref>
   
[[File:NagatoXtraArms.png|thumb|right|Nagato using the Six Paths Technique]]
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The Rinnegan grants the ability to [[Summoning Technique|summon]] and control the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]],<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 606, pages 12-14</ref> though this cannot be done using an [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|inauthentic]] Rinnegan.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 659, page 7</ref> With this dōjutsu, Madara could perform the [[Limbo: Border Jail]] technique, creating corporeal shadows which are only visible to the Rinnegan.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 674, page 6</ref> Sasuke's Rinnegan allows him to [[Rinnegan Shifting Technique|teleport]] himself and other objects within a certain range of him.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 685, page 17</ref> In Kaguya's case, she can [[Dimensional Shifting|teleport]] herself and others to a series of [[Kaguya's Dimensions|alternate dimensions]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 682, pages 9-11</ref> Kaguya and the Ten-Tails' Rinnegan, which can be manifested by the latter's [[jinchūriki]], is able to cast the [[Infinite Tsukuyomi]],<ref name="ch676"/> a powerful [[genjutsu]] which can only be countered by another Rinnegan.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 677, page 14</ref> Through a Rinnegan with tomoe, one can use the powers and techniques of the Sharingan, as stated by Hagoromo.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 671, page 8</ref> Sasuke's Rinnegan also retained his left eye's Mangekyō Sharingan technique, [[Amaterasu]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 682, page 4</ref>
One of the Rinnegan's trademark techniques is the [[Six Paths Technique]], which grants the user multiple abilities, known as Paths. The [[Animal Path]] can [[Summoning Technique|summon]] several different creatures. The [[Naraka Path]] can summon the [[King of Hell]], which could be used for interrogation and restoration. The [[Preta Path]] can absorb any chakra-based ninjutsu. The [[Asura Path]] can clad the user in mechanised armour and grant them various weapons. The [[Human Path]] can read minds, at the cost of ripping out the victim's soul. The [[Deva Path]] allows the manipulation of gravity-based forces to either repel or pull in an enemy.
 
   
Finally the user is granted the [[Outer Path]], also known as the seventh Path. It granted the user control over life and death. It can be used to control tailed beasts in a similar fashion to the [[Sharingan]] and the [[Wood Release]] with its [[Demonic Statue Chains|chakra chains]]. The Outer Path also granted a shared field of vision between its user, the users summoned creatures and their Six Paths of Pain, which gave multiple angles of vision and neutralised any blind spots. At this point all of their eyes would also sport the Rinnegan.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 552, page 3</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 556, pages 5-6</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 569, page 10</ref>
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[[File:Nagato using the Asura Path.png|thumb|left|Nagato using the Six Paths Technique.]]
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A power derived from Hagoromo's Rinnegan, which was later replicated by Madara's own, is the trademark [[Six Paths Technique]],<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 449, page 1</ref><section end=summary /> which grants the user multiple abilities. The [[Deva Path]] can be used to [[Banshō Ten'in|attract]] and [[Shinra Tensei|repel]] targets. The [[Asura Path]] can clad the user in mechanised armour and grant them various weapons. The [[Human Path]] can read minds, at the cost of [[Absorption Soul Technique|ripping out the victim's soul]]. The [[Animal Path]] can [[Summoning Technique|summon]] various creatures. The [[Preta Path]] can [[Blocking Technique Absorption Seal|absorb]] any [[chakra]]-based [[ninjutsu]]. The [[Naraka Path]] can summon the [[King of Hell]], which can be used for interrogation and restoration.
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In addition, the user is granted the [[Outer Path]], which gives them [[Outer Path: Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique|control]] over life and death.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 449, pages 1-2</ref> It allows the user to transmit their chakra to [[Chakra Receiver Manifestation|black receiver]]s as well as manifest the [[Demonic Statue Chains|chakra chains]] of the Demonic Statue, which can be used to bind and control [[tailed beasts]] in a similar fashion to the Sharingan and [[Wood Release]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 569, page 10</ref> The Outer Path grants a shared field of vision between the Rinnegan wielder, the King of Hell, the creatures summoned through the Animal Path and [[Six Paths of Pain|reanimated corpses]], which all have the user's Rinnegan reflected in their respective eyes.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 551, page 5</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 565, page 6</ref>
 
 
[[File:Pein Rikudō.png|thumb|left|Nagato's Six Paths of Pain.]]
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[[File:Pein Rikudō.png|thumb|right|Nagato's Six Paths of Pain.]]
When he was crippled by [[Hanzō]], Nagato developed the [[Six Paths of Pain]] where he uses his Rinnegan and chakra receivers on freshly killed corpses to serve as extensions of himself. By doing so, Nagato could see each body's field of vision simultaneously, coordinating them with extremely precise planning. Nagato would also channel one of the abilities of the Six Paths Technique through each corpse. Obito also applied this technique, though he used [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnated]] jinchūriki. Their eyes sported the Sharingan and Rinnegan, in identical fashion to Obito, and had their tailed beasts temporarily re-sealed inside them, though the Uchiha would not have then use the powers of the Six Paths Technique.
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By embedding up to six corpses with chakra receivers, the user can control the corpses as extensions of themselves, referred to as the [[Six Paths of Pain]]. Each of the corpses is able to utilise one of the abilities of the Six Paths Technique, though their usage is inferior to the user's own body. Obito made use of this method to control six reincarnated jinchūriki. Their eyes sported the Sharingan and Rinnegan, in identical fashion to Obito, and their former tailed beasts were temporarily bound to their bodies using chakra receivers while remaining in Obito's possession through the Demonic Statue.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 567, page 14</ref>
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The various abilities of the Rinnegan remain intact upon being transplanted into another individual, but only when both eyes are wielded by the original owner can the full power of the Rinnegan be accessed.<ref name="ch675pg4"/> Also, only Madara, who was an original owner of this dōjutsu, has demonstrated the ability to change his eyes between their Rinnegan form and Mangekyō Sharingan form at will.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 560, pages 13-14</ref> Rather than deactivating his Rinnegan, Sasuke is instead seen shutting his left eye when not using it.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 675, page 2</ref> Because of its ocular power and potent chakra, not all individuals are capable of handling a transplanted Rinnegan, a trait which is worsened by attempting to implant two.<ref name="ch675pg4"/> It is unknown what effect this dōjutsu has on one's chakra reserves, though Nagato wielded two transplanted Rinnegan for years unhindered, even in his emaciated state and prior to being trained as a [[shinobi]].
   
The users of the Rinnegan also gain access to a special set of tools, the [[chakra receivers]]; black rods which one can use as a medium to channel chakra or produce chakra chains. Madara once used these tools to store a part of his will inside it for the purpose of his revival. Nagato displayed a weaponised, [[Chakra Disruption Blades|blade-like version]] of these, which can disrupt a victim's chakra that have been stabbed by these. Obito displayed another version of this, in the form of [[Chakra Receiver Stakes|giant stakes]] capable of piercing the flesh of a tailed beast and can restrain the beasts with chakra chains.
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== Rinnegan Forms ==
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Rinnegan.svg|[[Hagoromo]] and [[Madara]]'s Rinnegan.
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Ten-Tails Eye.svg|[[Kaguya]], the [[Ten-Tails]] and Madara's Rinnegan.
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Sasuke's Rinnegan (Purple).svg|[[Sasuke]]'s Rinnegan.
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== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
{{imgRight|Rin'negan.png|The anime's first rendition of the Rinnegan.}}
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[[File:Rin'negan.png|thumb|right|The anime's first rendition of the Rinnegan.]]
* In the anime, the Rinnegan was depicted as being multicoloured in its first few appearances. Once coloured manga illustrations of the Rinnegan were released, this was corrected.
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* In the anime, the Rinnegan was depicted as being multicoloured in its first few appearances. Once coloured manga illustrations of the Rinnegan were released, this was corrected. However, whereas the Rinnegan is depicted as a single shade of purple in the manga, the centre-most ring is depicted as a darker purple in the anime.
 
* In ''[[Naruto: Shippūden]]'' [[Sasuke's Ninja Way|episode 203]], a silhouette of the Sage of the Six Paths is shown. Here, the Sage's Rinnegan is shown to be red instead of the usual colour.
 
* In ''[[Naruto: Shippūden]]'' [[Sasuke's Ninja Way|episode 203]], a silhouette of the Sage of the Six Paths is shown. Here, the Sage's Rinnegan is shown to be red instead of the usual colour.
* {{translation|''Rinne''|輪廻}} is the Japanese term for [[Wikipedia:Samsara|Samsara]], the cycle of reincarnation or rebirth in several Indian religions. This is reflected in the names of all Six Paths of Pain, which share the names with Samsaric realms of reincarnation.
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* {{translation|''Rinne''|輪廻}} is the Japanese term for [[Wikipedia:Saṃsāra|Samsara]], the cycle of reincarnation or rebirth in several Indian religions. This is reflected in the names of all Six Paths of Pain, which share the names with Samsaric realms of reincarnation.
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* In the digital coloured manga chapters, Sasuke's Rinnegan boasts a drastically different colour scheme, with red sclera and iris.
   
 
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Rinnegan[1]

Rinnegan

Name
Kanji 輪廻眼
Rōmaji Rinnegan
Literal English Saṃsāra Eye
Debut
Manga Chapter #238
Anime Naruto Episode #135
OVA Naruto x UT
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game and Movie
Data
Known Wielders

Jutsu

The Rinnegan (輪廻眼; Literally meaning "Saṃsāra Eye") is reputed as the most exalted eyes amongst the Three Great Dōjutsu (三大瞳術, San Daidōjutsu; Literally meaning "Three Great Eye Techniques").[2] It is characterised by a ripple-like pattern which spreads over the eyeballs, with either light purple sclerae and irides, or red sclerae and irides with a tomoe pattern.

Background Edit

Nagato Rinnegan

Nagato's Rinnegan.

It is said that in times when the world is in disorder, a person is sent down from the heavens to become either a "God of Creation", who will calm the world, or a "Destroyer", who will reduce everything to nothingness.[1] This dōjutsu was first manifested by Kaguya Ōtsutsuki, who ate the Shinju's fruit, and later the Ten-Tails, the combined entity of Kaguya and the Shinju. Her son, Hagoromo, came to be revered as the Sage of the Six Paths by using his own Rinnegan to create the groundwork that brought forth all modern ninjutsu.[3]

As a result of the Sage's mythical status, many people believed the Rinnegan was only a legend or a mutation.[4] Because the Rinnegan was wielded by the Sage of the Six Paths, re-merging the chakra of his two sons, Indra and Asura, in one's body can lead to that person awakening this dōjutsu. This was proven when Madara Uchiha, Indra's reincarnation at the time, later awakened the dōjutsu from his Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan by infusing the DNA of Hashirama Senju, Asura's reincarnation at the time, into his body; however, it did not manifest until many years later when he was near death.[5] At some point after this, Madara would implant his eyes into Nagato — a young boy of Senju lineage.[6] Under the guise of Madara and inheriting the former's work, Obito Uchiha claimed that he was entitled to take the Rinnegan from Nagato's body after his death.[7] He then implanted the left Rinnegan into himself and hid the right Rinnegan, unable to handle the power of both eyes.[8][9]

When Madara was reincarnated by Kabuto Yakushi to fight the Allied Shinobi Forces, Madara once again gained access to this dōjutsu. Based on data collected over the years, Orochimaru and Kabuto theorised that because the Sharingan originated from the Rinnegan, it was possible for the dōjutsu to change into the Rinnegan as part of a "natural evolution".[10] However, upon Madara's true revival as a living being, he no longer possessed his eyes, as his reincarnated state had been merely a reflection of his former self and he had died without his actual eyes. A White Zetsu managed to retrieve the right Rinnegan from Obito's hiding place and returned it to Madara, who implanted it in his previously empty right eye socket.

Sasuke's colored Rinnegan

Sasuke's Rinnegan with its tomoe design.

After receiving half of Hagoromo's power, Sasuke's left eye transformed into a red Rinnegan containing six tomoe.[11] Madara later managed to retrieve his own left Rinnegan from Obito and, by approaching the moon, awakened the third Rinnegan in his forehead, allowing him to cast the Infinite Tsukuyomi.[12] As a result of Black Zetsu's actions, Madara's body then served as a vessel for the resurrected Kaguya, who retained the Rinnegan in her third eye.[13]

Abilities Edit

One who possesses the Rinnegan has access to a multitude of abilities, such as the potential to master all five basic nature transformations,[14] and the capacity to use any technique.[15] The Rinnegan allows the user to see chakra,[16] including the chakra points within the body,[17] as well as otherwise invisible barriers.[18] However, the Rinnegan's field of vision can be blocked by simple means such as smoke bombs.[19] This dōjutsu can also completely decipher the Sage of the Six Paths' tablet, unlike the Sharingan and Mangekyō Sharingan.[20]

The Rinnegan grants the ability to summon and control the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path,[21] though this cannot be done using an inauthentic Rinnegan.[22] With this dōjutsu, Madara could perform the Limbo: Border Jail technique, creating corporeal shadows which are only visible to the Rinnegan.[23] Sasuke's Rinnegan allows him to teleport himself and other objects within a certain range of him.[24] In Kaguya's case, she can teleport herself and others to a series of alternate dimensions.[25] Kaguya and the Ten-Tails' Rinnegan, which can be manifested by the latter's jinchūriki, is able to cast the Infinite Tsukuyomi,[12] a powerful genjutsu which can only be countered by another Rinnegan.[26] Through a Rinnegan with tomoe, one can use the powers and techniques of the Sharingan, as stated by Hagoromo.[27] Sasuke's Rinnegan also retained his left eye's Mangekyō Sharingan technique, Amaterasu.[28]

Nagato using the Asura Path

Nagato using the Six Paths Technique.

A power derived from Hagoromo's Rinnegan, which was later replicated by Madara's own, is the trademark Six Paths Technique,[29] which grants the user multiple abilities. The Deva Path can be used to attract and repel targets. The Asura Path can clad the user in mechanised armour and grant them various weapons. The Human Path can read minds, at the cost of ripping out the victim's soul. The Animal Path can summon various creatures. The Preta Path can absorb any chakra-based ninjutsu. The Naraka Path can summon the King of Hell, which can be used for interrogation and restoration.

In addition, the user is granted the Outer Path, which gives them control over life and death.[30] It allows the user to transmit their chakra to black receivers as well as manifest the chakra chains of the Demonic Statue, which can be used to bind and control tailed beasts in a similar fashion to the Sharingan and Wood Release.[31] The Outer Path grants a shared field of vision between the Rinnegan wielder, the King of Hell, the creatures summoned through the Animal Path and reanimated corpses, which all have the user's Rinnegan reflected in their respective eyes.[32][33]

Pein Rikudō

Nagato's Six Paths of Pain.

By embedding up to six corpses with chakra receivers, the user can control the corpses as extensions of themselves, referred to as the Six Paths of Pain. Each of the corpses is able to utilise one of the abilities of the Six Paths Technique, though their usage is inferior to the user's own body. Obito made use of this method to control six reincarnated jinchūriki. Their eyes sported the Sharingan and Rinnegan, in identical fashion to Obito, and their former tailed beasts were temporarily bound to their bodies using chakra receivers while remaining in Obito's possession through the Demonic Statue.[34]

The various abilities of the Rinnegan remain intact upon being transplanted into another individual, but only when both eyes are wielded by the original owner can the full power of the Rinnegan be accessed.[9] Also, only Madara, who was an original owner of this dōjutsu, has demonstrated the ability to change his eyes between their Rinnegan form and Mangekyō Sharingan form at will.[35] Rather than deactivating his Rinnegan, Sasuke is instead seen shutting his left eye when not using it.[36] Because of its ocular power and potent chakra, not all individuals are capable of handling a transplanted Rinnegan, a trait which is worsened by attempting to implant two.[9] It is unknown what effect this dōjutsu has on one's chakra reserves, though Nagato wielded two transplanted Rinnegan for years unhindered, even in his emaciated state and prior to being trained as a shinobi.

Rinnegan Forms Edit

Trivia Edit

Rin'negan

The anime's first rendition of the Rinnegan.

  • In the anime, the Rinnegan was depicted as being multicoloured in its first few appearances. Once coloured manga illustrations of the Rinnegan were released, this was corrected. However, whereas the Rinnegan is depicted as a single shade of purple in the manga, the centre-most ring is depicted as a darker purple in the anime.
  • In Naruto: Shippūden episode 203, a silhouette of the Sage of the Six Paths is shown. Here, the Sage's Rinnegan is shown to be red instead of the usual colour.
  • Rinne (輪廻) is the Japanese term for Samsara, the cycle of reincarnation or rebirth in several Indian religions. This is reflected in the names of all Six Paths of Pain, which share the names with Samsaric realms of reincarnation.
  • In the digital coloured manga chapters, Sasuke's Rinnegan boasts a drastically different colour scheme, with red sclera and iris.

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Third Databook, page 313
  2. Naruto chapter 373, page 2
  3. Naruto chapter 425, page 9
  4. Naruto chapter 462, page 11
  5. Naruto chapter 606, page 13
  6. Naruto chapter 606, pages 13-15
  7. Naruto chapter 509, page 4
  8. Naruto chapter 514, page 18
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Naruto chapter 675, page 4
  10. Naruto chapter 560, pages 14-15
  11. Naruto chapter 673, pages 15-16
  12. 12.0 12.1 Naruto chapter 676, pages 16-17
  13. Naruto chapter 679, pages 10-13
  14. Naruto chapter 375, page 11
  15. Naruto chapter 425, page 9
  16. Naruto chapter 429, page 1
  17. Naruto chapter 672, page 1
  18. Naruto chapter 419, page 2
  19. Naruto chapter 433, page 13
  20. Naruto chapter 467, page 11
  21. Naruto chapter 606, pages 12-14
  22. Naruto chapter 659, page 7
  23. Naruto chapter 674, page 6
  24. Naruto chapter 685, page 17
  25. Naruto chapter 682, pages 9-11
  26. Naruto chapter 677, page 14
  27. Naruto chapter 671, page 8
  28. Naruto chapter 682, page 4
  29. Naruto chapter 449, page 1
  30. Naruto chapter 449, pages 1-2
  31. Naruto chapter 569, page 10
  32. Naruto chapter 551, page 5
  33. Naruto chapter 565, page 6
  34. Naruto chapter 567, page 14
  35. Naruto chapter 560, pages 13-14
  36. Naruto chapter 675, page 2

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