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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 sclerae and irides.<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>Chapter 373, page 2</ref> along with the [[Byakugan]] and the [[Sharingan]].<ref>Third Databook, page 313</ref> It originated from [[Kaguya Ōtsutsuki]]'s [[Rinne Sharingan]], and truly manifested for the first time as a [[kekkei mōra]] in her son, the [[Sage of the Six Paths]]. Its dual variant is characterised by a ripple-like pattern which spreads over the eyeball, with light purple sclerae and irides, and its singular variant has the same features, albeit 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 />The Rinnegan was admired as being able to bring forth all [[ninjutsu]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 425, page 9</ref> 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 down 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 perform the [[Six Paths Technique]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 449, page 1</ref><section end=summary />
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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>Chapter 425, page 9</ref>
   
The first person to possess the Rinnegan was the [[Sage of the Six Paths]]. 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 originally 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 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, replacing the [[Sharingan]] he [[Izanagi|sacrificed]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 514, page 18</ref>
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For Kaguya to be revived, a person must first awaken the Rinnegan to summon the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]] from the moon. To this end, Black Zetsu spent centuries manipulating the reincarnations of Indra and Asura to awaken the Rinnegan by combining their chakra. After centuries of failing, only Madara awakened the Rinnegan through this method.<ref>Chapter 681, page 10-15</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; he was able to transform his [[Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan]] into the Rinnegan at will. 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 they were but a reflection of his former self due to him dying without his actual eyes. A [[White Zetsu Army|White Zetsu clone]] managed to retrieve the right Rinnegan from where Obito had hidden it and returned it to Madara's previously empty right socket.
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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>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 can evolve their [[Sharingan]] into the Rinnegan.<ref>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>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">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>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>Chapter 514, page 18</ref><ref name="ch675pg4">Chapter 675, page 4</ref>
   
After receiving half of Hagoromo's power, Sasuke's left eye transformed into what Madara referred to as the Rinnegan. The dōjutsu has the typical concentric circles but also has tomoe reminiscent of the third eye [[Kaguya Ōtsutsuki]] possessed, and the [[Ten-Tails]]' singular eye.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 673, pages 15-16</ref>
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{{ImgRight|Sasuke's rinnegan.png|Sasuke's six-tomoe 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>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>Chapter 673, pages 15-16</ref>
   
 
== Abilities ==
 
== Abilities ==
One who gains the Rinnegan has access to a multitude of abilities. The holder of this dōjutsu has the potential to completely 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> It can manipulate the direction of enemy techniques.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 673, page 2</ref> Like other dōjutsu, the Rinnegan allows the user to see [[chakra]],<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 429, page 1</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 668, page 3</ref> including otherwise hidden [[Barrier Ninjutsu|barriers]], such as the [[Sensing System Technique|one]] which surrounded [[Konohagakure]].<ref name="c419p2">''Naruto'' chapter 419, page 2</ref> This dōjutsu can also see the [[Tenketsu|chakra points]] in the body,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 672, page 1</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 673, page 1</ref> and even invisible targets.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 674, page 3</ref> However, the Rinnegan's field of vision can be blocked by such things as [[Sage Art: Wind Release Dust Cloud|dust clouds]] and [[Smoke Bomb|smoke bombs]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 432, page 13</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 443, page 13</ref> It 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> The Rinnegan also allows its user to [[Summoning Technique|summon]] and control the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 659, page 7</ref> However, the Demonic Statue cannot be summoned using a Rinnegan created through [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 659, page 7</ref>
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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 chakra [[nature transformation]]s and the capacity to use any technique.<ref>Chapter 375, page 11</ref><ref>Chapter 425, page 9</ref> The Rinnegan allows the user to see [[chakra]],<ref>Chapter 429, page 1</ref> including the [[Tenketsu|chakra points]] within the body,<ref>Chapter 672, page 1</ref> as well as otherwise invisible [[Barrier Ninjutsu|barriers]].<ref>Chapter 419, page 2</ref> However as seen with Nagato, the Rinnegan's field of vision can be blocked by simple means such as [[smoke bomb]]s.<ref>Chapter 433, page 13</ref> It also grants the ability to [[Chakra Receiver Manifestation|create chakra receivers]] for various melee and supplementary purposes. This dōjutsu can also completely decipher the Sage of the Six Paths' [[Naka Shrine|tablet]], unlike the [[Sharingan]] and [[Mangekyō Sharingan]].<ref>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>Chapter 606, pages 12-14</ref> though this cannot be done using an [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|inauthentic]] Rinnegan.<ref>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>Chapter 674, page 6</ref> Sasuke's Rinnegan allows him to [[Amenotejikara|shift spaces]] within a certain range of himself.<ref>Chapter 685, page 17</ref> Sasuke's Rinnegan also retained his Sharingan powers, including his left Mangekyō's technique, [[Amaterasu]],<ref>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>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>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>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>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>Chapter 551, page 5</ref><ref>Chapter 565, page 6</ref>
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[[File:Pein Rikudō.png|thumb|right|Nagato's Six Paths of Pain.]]
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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 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>Chapter 567, page 14</ref>
   
[[File:Nagato using the Asura Path.png|thumb|right|Nagato using the Six Paths Technique.]]
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The various abilities of the dual variant 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>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>Chapter 681, pages 13-14</ref>
One of the Rinnegan's trademark techniques is the [[Six Paths Technique]], which grants the user multiple abilities known as Paths. 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]] several different 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.
 
   
Finally, 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 manifest [[Demonic Statue Chains|chakra chains]], which can be used to bind and control [[tailed beasts]] in a similar fashion to the Sharingan and [[Wood Release]]. The Outer Path grants a shared field of vision between the Rinnegan wielder, the creatures summoned through the Animal Path, the King of Hell and [[Six Paths of Pain|reanimated corpses]] embedded with [[chakra receiver]]s, which also have the user's Rinnegan reflected in their respective eyes.<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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In the anime, the Rinnegan also grants the user the ability to levitate.<ref>NS Episode 161</ref><ref>NS episode 362</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]] technique, a means of controlling six corpses as extensions of himself by embedding them with chakra receivers. Due to sharing his field of vision with the corpses, Nagato could coordinate them with extremely precise planning. He was also able to channel one of the abilities of the Six Paths Technique through each corpse. Obito also applied this technique, though he used reincarnated [[jinchūriki]]. Their eyes sported the Sharingan and Rinnegan, in identical fashion to Obito, and their former tailed beasts were temporarily resealed inside them using chakra receivers, though the Uchiha did not have them use the powers of the Six Paths Technique as his enemies were already aware of them.
 
   
The powers of the Rinnegan remain intact upon being transplanted into another individual, though only Madara has demonstrated the ability to revert his Rinnegan into the Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 560, pages 13-14</ref> The Rinnegan does not appear to have any noticeable effect on one's chakra reserves, as Nagato wielded it for years unhindered, even in his emaciated state.
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== Rinnegan Forms ==
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<gallery widths="127" position="center" orientation="square" bordercolor="transparent" columns="4" hideaddbutton="true">
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Rinnegan.svg|Dual variant of the Rinnegan, awakened by [[Hagoromo]] and [[Madara]].
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Rinnegan Sasuke.svg|Singular variant of the Rinnegan, awakened by [[Sasuke]].
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== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
 
[[File:Rin'negan.png|thumb|right|The anime's first rendition of the Rinnegan.]]
 
[[File:Rin'negan.png|thumb|right|The anime's first rendition of the Rinnegan.]]
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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|lit meaning=Wheel}} is also used in Sharingan and Rinne Sharingan, potentially linking the three 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 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: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 manga chapters colourised 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 colourised chapters.
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Rinnegan [1]
Rinnegan
Name
Kanji 輪廻眼
Rōmaji Rinnegan
Literal English Saṃsāra Eye
Other Eye of the Six Paths (六道の眼, Rikudō no Me)[2]
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, Movie
Data
Classification Kekkei Genkai
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),[3] along with the Byakugan and the Sharingan.[4] It originated from Kaguya Ōtsutsuki's Rinne Sharingan, and truly manifested for the first time as a kekkei mōra in her son, the Sage of the Six Paths. Its dual variant is characterised by a ripple-like pattern which spreads over the eyeball, with light purple sclerae and irides, and its singular variant has the same features, albeit containing a pattern of six tomoe.

Background Edit

Madara&#039;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.[5]

For Kaguya to be revived, a person must first awaken the Rinnegan to summon the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path from the moon. To this end, Black Zetsu spent centuries manipulating the reincarnations of Indra and Asura to awaken the Rinnegan by combining their chakra. After centuries of failing, only Madara awakened the Rinnegan through this method.[6]

As a result of the Sage's mythical status, many people believed the Rinnegan was only a legend or a mutation.[7] 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 can evolve their Sharingan into the Rinnegan.[8] 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.[9] At some point after this, Madara would implant his eyes into Nagato — a young boy of Senju lineage.[10] 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.[11] He then implanted the left Rinnegan into himself and hid the right Rinnegan, unable to handle the power of both eyes.[12][13]

Sasuke&#039;s rinnegan

Sasuke's six-tomoe Rinnegan.

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".[14] 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.[15]

Abilities Edit

One who possesses the Rinnegan has access to a multitude of abilities, such as the ability to possess and use all six chakra nature transformations and the capacity to use any technique.[16][17] The Rinnegan allows the user to see chakra,[18] including the chakra points within the body,[19] as well as otherwise invisible barriers.[20] However as seen with Nagato, the Rinnegan's field of vision can be blocked by simple means such as smoke bombs.[21] It also grants the ability to create chakra receivers for various melee and supplementary purposes. This dōjutsu can also completely decipher the Sage of the Six Paths' tablet, unlike the Sharingan and Mangekyō Sharingan.[22]

The Rinnegan grants the ability to summon and control the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path,[23] though this cannot be done using an inauthentic Rinnegan.[24] With this dōjutsu, Madara could perform the Limbo: Border Jail technique, creating corporeal shadows which are only visible to the Rinnegan.[25] Sasuke's Rinnegan allows him to shift spaces within a certain range of himself.[26] Sasuke's Rinnegan also retained his Sharingan powers, including his left Mangekyō's technique, Amaterasu,[27] and the ability to cast powerful genjutsu, with which he was able to control all nine tailed beasts at once.[28]

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.[29] 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.[30] 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.[31] 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.[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 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.[34]

The various abilities of the dual variant 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.[13] Also, only an original owner of this dōjutsu has demonstrated the ability to deactivate the Rinnegan.[35] 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.[13] 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.[36]

In the anime, the Rinnegan also grants the user the ability to levitate.[37][38]

Rinnegan Forms Edit

Trivia Edit

Rin&#039;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" (, Literally meaning: Wheel) is also used in Sharingan and Rinne Sharingan, potentially linking the three 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 colourised 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 colourised chapters.

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Third Databook, page 313
  2. Chapter 375, page 17
  3. Chapter 373, page 2
  4. Third Databook, page 313
  5. Chapter 425, page 9
  6. Chapter 681, page 10-15
  7. Chapter 462, page 11
  8. Chapter 671, page 6
  9. Chapter 606, page 13
  10. Chapter 606, pages 13-15
  11. Chapter 509, page 4
  12. Chapter 514, page 18
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Chapter 675, page 4
  14. Chapter 560, pages 14-15
  15. Chapter 673, pages 15-16
  16. Chapter 375, page 11
  17. Chapter 425, page 9
  18. Chapter 429, page 1
  19. Chapter 672, page 1
  20. Chapter 419, page 2
  21. Chapter 433, page 13
  22. Chapter 467, page 11
  23. Chapter 606, pages 12-14
  24. Chapter 659, page 7
  25. Chapter 674, page 6
  26. Chapter 685, page 17
  27. Chapter 682, page 4
  28. Chapter 692, page 8
  29. Chapter 449, page 1
  30. Chapter 449, pages 1-2
  31. Chapter 569, page 10
  32. Chapter 551, page 5
  33. Chapter 565, page 6
  34. Chapter 567, page 14
  35. Chapter 560, pages 13-14
  36. Chapter 681, pages 13-14
  37. NS Episode 161
  38. NS episode 362
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