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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 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> along with the [[Byakugan]] and the [[Sharingan]].<ref>Third Databook, page 313</ref> While its progenitor was first seen in [[Kaguya Ōtsutsuki]] as the [[Rinne Sharingan]], its true form first manifested in her son, the [[Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki|Sage of the Six Paths]]. It is characterised by a ripple-like pattern which spreads over the eyeball, with light purple sclerae and irides, and also has another variant containing a pattern of six [[tomoe]]. <section end=summary />
   
 
== Background ==
 
== Background ==
[[File:Nagato Rinnegan.jpg|thumb|left|Nagato's Rinnegan.]]
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[[File:Madara's rinnegan.png|thumb|left|Madara obtaining the Rinnegan after infusing Hashirama's cells into himself.]]
<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">Third Databook, page 313</ref> 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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<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> The Rinnegan originated from Kaguya Ōtsutsuki's Rinne Sharingan, and was first truly manifested by her son, Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki, who came to be revered as the Sage of the Six Paths by using his dōjutsu 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 of and given the guise of Madara, 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, merging the [[chakra]] of his two sons, [[Indra Ōtsutsuki]] and [[Asura Ōtsutsuki]], within one's body brings forth the [[Chakra#Six Paths Chakra|Sage's chakra]], which, over varied lengths of time, can evolve the [[Sharingan]] into the Rinnegan.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 671, page 6</ref> This was proven when [[Madara Uchiha]], Indra's [[reincarnation]] at the time, 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; his Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan was able to transform into the Rinnegan at will. 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 change 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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{{ImgRight|Sasuke's rinnegan.png|Sasuke's Rinnegan with its six-tomoe design.}}
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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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After receiving half of Hagoromo's power, [[Sasuke Uchiha]] awakened a Rinnegan containing six tomoe in his left eye.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 673, pages 15-16</ref>
   
 
== 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 ability to possess and use all six types of [[nature transformation]]s and the capacity to use any technique.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 375, page 11</ref><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>
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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 [[Amenotejikara|shift spaces]] within a certain range of himself.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 685, page 17</ref> Sasuke's Rinnegan also retained his Sharingan powers, including his left Mangekyō's technique, [[Amaterasu]],<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 682, page 4</ref> and the ability to cast powerful [[Genjutsu: Rinnegan|genjutsu]], with which he was able to control all nine [[tailed beasts]] at once.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 692, page 8</ref>
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[[File:Nagato using the Asura Path.png|thumb|left|Nagato using the Six Paths Technique.]]
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The Rinnegan grants the user multiple abilities which are collectively referred to as the [[Six Paths Technique]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 449, page 1</ref><section end=summary /> 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 [[Rinnegan Summoning|summon]] various creatures which sport copies of the user's Rinnegan. The [[Preta Path]] can [[Blocking Technique Absorption Seal|absorb]] chakra in any form. The [[Naraka Path]] can make use of the [[King of Hell]] 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 also allows the user to bind those who touch their [[chakra receivers]] 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, and the creatures and reanimated corpses which have copies of the user's Rinnegan.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 551, page 5</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 565, page 6</ref>
   
[[File:Nagato using the Asura Path.png|thumb|right|Nagato using the Six Paths Technique]]
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[[File:Pein Rikudō.png|thumb|right|Nagato's Six Paths of Pain.]]
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.
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By embedding up to six corpses with chakra receivers, the user can control the corpses as additional bodies, referred to as the [[Six Paths of Pain]]. The corpses possess copies of the user's dōjutsu and each can utilise one of the abilities of the Six Paths Technique, though their usage is inferior to that of the user's main body. Obito made use of this method to control six [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnated]] [[jinchūriki]], which had their former tailed beasts temporarily bound to their bodies using chakra receivers while remaining in Obito's possession through the Demonic Statue's chakra chains.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 567, page 14</ref>
   
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 and their summoned creatures and 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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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 their full power be accessed.<ref name="ch675pg4" /> Also, only an original owner of this dōjutsu has demonstrated the ability to deactivate the Rinnegan.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 560, pages 13-14</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 Rinnegan also has the ability to negate the blindness of an eye and restore its previous powers upon its awakening.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 681, pages 13-14</ref>
 
[[File:Pein Rikudō.png|thumb|left|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 them use the powers of the Six Paths Technique.
 
   
While the powers of the Rinnegan remain intact upon implanting them in a new person, like Nagato and Obito Uchiha, only one who "naturally" manifests the Rinnegan, as in Madara Uchiha's case, is able to switch between the Rinnegan and Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 560, pages 13-14</ref> otherwise, the Rinnegan is always activated.
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== Rinnegan Forms ==
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Rinnegan.svg|[[Hagoromo]] and [[Madara]]'s Rinnegan.
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Rinnegan Sasuke.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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[[File:Sasuke_Rinnegan_Digital.png|thumb|right|Sasuke's Rinnegan as it appeared in the colour digital editions of chapters 676 and 678.]]
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* {{translation|''Rinne''|輪廻|lit. "Wheel Cycle"}} 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 their names with the six Samsaric realms of reincarnation.
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*The kanji {{translation|''Rin''|輪|Wheel}} is also used in [[Sharingan]], potentially linking the two terms etymologically.
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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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* In the digital manga chapters colourized by Shueisha's production team, Sasuke's Rinnegan was coloured red, like Madara and Kaguya's Rinne Sharingan. Later illustrations coloured by Kishimoto instead depict it with the usual purple colouring. The colouration was corrected in subsequent digitally colourized chapters.
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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
Movie Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja 5
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] along with the Byakugan and the Sharingan.[3] While its progenitor was first seen in Kaguya Ōtsutsuki as the Rinne Sharingan, its true form first manifested in her son, the Sage of the Six Paths. It is characterised by a ripple-like pattern which spreads over the eyeball, with light purple sclerae and irides, and also has another variant containing a pattern of six tomoe.

Background Edit

Madara's rinnegan

Madara obtaining the Rinnegan after infusing Hashirama's cells into himself.

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] The Rinnegan originated from Kaguya Ōtsutsuki's Rinne Sharingan, and was first truly manifested by her son, Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki, who came to be revered as the Sage of the Six Paths by using his dōjutsu to create the groundwork that brought forth all modern ninjutsu.[4]

As a result of the Sage's mythical status, many people believed the Rinnegan was only a legend or a mutation.[5] Because the Rinnegan was wielded by the Sage of the Six Paths, merging the chakra of his two sons, Indra Ōtsutsuki and Asura Ōtsutsuki, within one's body brings forth the Sage's chakra, which, over varied lengths of time, can evolve the Sharingan into the Rinnegan.[6] This was proven when Madara Uchiha, Indra's reincarnation at the time, 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.[7] At some point after this, Madara would implant his eyes into Nagato — a young boy of Senju lineage.[8] 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.[9] He then implanted the left Rinnegan into himself and hid the right Rinnegan, unable to handle the power of both eyes.[10][11]

Sasuke's rinnegan

Sasuke's Rinnegan with its six-tomoe design.

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".[12] 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.

After receiving half of Hagoromo's power, Sasuke Uchiha awakened a Rinnegan containing six tomoe in his left eye.[13]

Abilities Edit

One who possesses the Rinnegan has access to a multitude of abilities, such as the ability to possess and use all six types of nature transformations and the capacity to use any technique.[14][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 shift spaces within a certain range of himself.[24] Sasuke's Rinnegan also retained his Sharingan powers, including his left Mangekyō's technique, Amaterasu,[25] and the ability to cast powerful genjutsu, with which he was able to control all nine tailed beasts at once.[26]

Nagato using the Asura Path

Nagato using the Six Paths Technique.

The Rinnegan grants the user multiple abilities which are collectively referred to as the Six Paths Technique.[27] 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 which sport copies of the user's Rinnegan. The Preta Path can absorb chakra in any form. The Naraka Path can make use of the King of Hell for interrogation and restoration.

In addition, the user is granted the Outer Path, which gives them control over life and death.[28] It also allows the user to bind those who touch their chakra 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.[29] The Outer Path grants a shared field of vision between the Rinnegan wielder, the King of Hell, and the creatures and reanimated corpses which have copies of the user's Rinnegan.[30][31]

Pein Rikudō

Nagato's Six Paths of Pain.

By embedding up to six corpses with chakra receivers, the user can control the corpses as additional bodies, referred to as the Six Paths of Pain. The corpses possess copies of the user's dōjutsu and each can utilise one of the abilities of the Six Paths Technique, though their usage is inferior to that of the user's main body. Obito made use of this method to control six reincarnated jinchūriki, which had their former tailed beasts temporarily bound to their bodies using chakra receivers while remaining in Obito's possession through the Demonic Statue's chakra chains.[32]

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 their full power be accessed.[11] Also, only an original owner of this dōjutsu has demonstrated the ability to deactivate the Rinnegan.[33] 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.[11] 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 Rinnegan also has the ability to negate the blindness of an eye and restore its previous powers upon its awakening.[34]

Rinnegan Forms Edit

Trivia Edit

Rin'negan

The anime's first rendition of the Rinnegan.

Sasuke Rinnegan Digital

Sasuke's Rinnegan as it appeared in the colour digital editions of chapters 676 and 678.

  • Rinne (輪廻, lit. "Wheel Cycle") 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 their names with the six Samsaric realms of reincarnation.
  • The kanji Rin (輪, Wheel) is also used in Sharingan, potentially linking the two terms etymologically.
  • 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.
  • In the digital manga chapters colourized by Shueisha's production team, Sasuke's Rinnegan was coloured red, like Madara and Kaguya's Rinne Sharingan. Later illustrations coloured by Kishimoto instead depict it with the usual purple colouring. The colouration was corrected in subsequent digitally colourized chapters.

References Edit

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