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'''Sage Mode''' is the result of using [[natural energy]] along with a shinobi's normal [[chakra]] to drastically empower all of their abilities.
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'''Sage Mode''' is an empowered state that can be entered by blending [[natural energy]] with one's [[chakra]], creating [[senjutsu chakra]]. Sage Mode allows users to tap into the natural force of the world, opening up new techniques to them and allowing them to power up existing ones with the new senjutsu chakra.
   
== Overview ==
 
Sage Mode is the empowered state humans enter when they learn to draw natural energy inside them and blending it with their chakra. By doing so, the human creates new senjutsu chakra that allows them to enter Sage Mode. The physical benefits of Sage Mode depends on whom the human learned under but generally Sage Mode enhances the combat efficiency of the user by allowing them to tap into the natural force of the world that opens new techniques to the user and allows them to power existing ones with senjutsu chakra.
 
 
 
== Training ==
 
== Training ==
 
[[Image:Perfect Balance.PNG|thumb|left|Jiraiya training to master senjutsu.]]
 
[[Image:Perfect Balance.PNG|thumb|left|Jiraiya training to master senjutsu.]]
According to Fukasaku, only those who already possess "extreme chakra levels" can utilise natural energy to invoke senjutsu.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 412, page 11</ref> Also, the users body most be strong enough to support Sage Mode; Orochimaru learned senjutsu but was unable to use Sage Mode because [[Living Corpse Reincarnation|his host bodies]] were not strong enough to support this power. Stemming from this and his experiments with [[Jūgo]]'s [[Sage Transformation|unique ability]], however, he was able to create his own brand of unique [[Orochimaru's Juinjutsu|cursed seals]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 579, pages 16-17</ref>
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Sage Mode is known to be taught in two places: at [[Mount Myōboku]] by the [[toads]] and at [[Ryūchi Cave]] by the [[snakes]]. Users of Sage Mode must possess "extreme chakra levels" to invoke senjutsu.<ref>Chapter 412, page 11</ref> It is also important that their bodies be strong enough to support the increased power.<ref>Chapter 579, pages 16-17</ref>
   
The user is required to balance his/her physical and spiritual energy with the natural energy he/she gathers from nature; [[Gamakichi]] compares the process to adding an extra flavour to a chocolate and vanilla swirl ice cream.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 409, page 12</ref> If the user puts too little natural energy into using senjutsu, the technique will not work.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 410, page 15</ref>
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In order to enter Sage Mode, the gatherer must remain absolutely still in order to be one with nature and balance the natural energy with their own physical and spiritual energies.<ref>Chapter 409, page 12</ref> If the user puts too little natural energy into using senjutsu, the technique will not work.<ref>Chapter 410, page 15</ref> Conversely, if too much natural energy is taken in, their body will turn to stone forever; humans will also be transformed into whichever animal's school the senjutsu was learned from.<ref>Chapters 409-410</ref>
   
The method of learning the other styles of Sage Mode are unknown, as the only one shown was the toad's style. For the toad style of Sage Mode the gatherer must remain absolutely still in order to be one with nature. Those learning from the toads can use a special toad oil that allows the natural energy to enter their body, but this oil only exists in liquid form in Mount Myōboku's atmosphere. The oil evaporates if it is taken outside, thus rendering it useful only for learning purposes. If the user takes in too much natural energy, the user will start to turn into a toad and, eventually, turn to stone. The petrified remains of one-time apprentice Sages who failed to master senjutsu are spread throughout Mount Myōboku.
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The toads of Mount Myōboku have devised several tools to make learning Sage Mode easier. By applying a special oil, the applicant's body will start passively taking in natural energy. This oil will evaporate if taken outside Mount Myōboku, thus rendering it useful only for learning purposes. The toads also have a special staff that, when struck with, knocks all the natural energy out of the gatherer, thus reversing any transformations before they can become permanent and the user turns to stone.
   
Getting hit by a special staff during the transformation will reverse the toad transformation by knocking all the natural energy out of the gatherer. It is dangerous to learn how to gather natural energy without the staff because there is no other known way to reverse the toad transformation. Furthermore, if the transformation is completed, not even the staff can reverse it, and the user would become a toad statue forever.<ref>''Naruto'' chapters 409-410</ref>
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== Attributes ==
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;Advantages
== Toad Sage Mode ==
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* The user's physical strength, speed, [[Chakra|stamina]], reflexes, perception, and durability are enhanced.
=== Advantages ===
 
Taught and learned by the toads, the advantages afforded to those who study senjutsu from the toads include:
 
* The user's physical strength, speed, [[Chakra|stamina]], reflexes, perception and durability dramatically increase.
 
 
* The user's [[ninjutsu]], [[genjutsu]], and [[taijutsu]] become more powerful.
 
* The user's [[ninjutsu]], [[genjutsu]], and [[taijutsu]] become more powerful.
* The user can [[Frog Kata|harness]] the natural energy surrounding them, turning it into an extension of their body, which increases the reach of their attacks.
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* The user can manipulate the natural energy that surrounds them, turning it into an [[Frog Kata|extension]] of their body to increase the reach of their attacks.
* The user gains the ability to [[Sensor|sense]] [[chakra]] around them.
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* The user can [[Sensor|sense]] [[chakra]] around them and can sense attacks without the need to see them.
   
=== Disadvantages ===
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;Disadvantages
There are a few disadvantages while using this mode as well, these include:
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* In order to gather enough natural energy to initiate the transformation into Sage Mode, the user must remain perfectly still, leaving them vulnerable. Users have at times been shown entering Sage Mode without this preparation.<ref>Chapter 535, page 5</ref><ref>Chapter 665, page 14</ref>
* If the user draws in too much natural energy, they run the risk of transforming into a toad, then into stone. If the petrification is completed, it cannot be reversed.
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* Because the user needs to move during combat, the senjutsu chakra cannot be replenished, which means the user can't stay within this state for extended periods of time. Naruto states it is possible to lengthen the time limit.<ref>Chapter 468, page 16</ref>
* In order to gather enough natural energy to initiate the transformation into Sage Mode, the user must remain perfectly still. Because of that, the user can be an easy target for an opponent.
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** These weaknesses can be bypassed with the [[Sage Art: Amphibian Technique]], where one or more toads fuses with the user's shoulders and gather natural energy for them to use.
* Because the user needs to move during combat, the senjutsu chakra cannot be replenished, which means the user can't stay within this state for extended periods of time.
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** Another option is to employ [[shadow clone]]s, having them gather natural energy elsewhere and then, when their natural energy is needed, having them disperse, transferring it to the original. This limits the number shadow clones that the user can have active at a time to five for as long as the clones are gathering natural energy, as any more than that would disrupt the clone's focus.
** The second and third weaknesses mentioned above can be bypassed through the [[Sage Art: Amphibian Technique]], where one Sage gathers chakra for another or as in [[Naruto]]'s case, shadow clones can be used for the same purpose.
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** [[Kabuto Yakushi]] assimilated the DNA of [[Jūgo]] to replicate his [[Jūgo's Clan|clan]]'s ability to [[Sage Transformation|passively absorb]] natural energy, thus allowing him to continuously collect the energy even while moving, bypassing these particular weaknesses.
* After Sage Mode has ended, the user appears to experience exhaustion.
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** If the user is also a jinchūriki that has achieved harmony with their tailed beast, they can drastically speed up their ability to gather natural energy in tailed beast mode to the point of only needing a few seconds to fully charge or recharge their sage chakra.
   
=== Forms ===
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== Forms ==
==== Imperfect Toad Sage Mode ====
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=== Imperfected Sage Mode ===
[[File:Sennin Moodo.png|thumb|left|Jiraiya in an imperfect form of Sage Mode, with noticeable toad-like facial and bodily alterations.]]
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[[File:Sennin Moodo.png|thumb|right|Jiraiya in an imperfect form of Sage Mode, with noticeable toad-like facial and bodily alterations.]]
[[Jiraiya]] was not able to completely balance his own chakra with natural energy, resulting in him using an imperfect form of Sage Mode. As a result of the imbalance (and the imperfect nature of his transformation), Jiraiya took a number of toad-like traits when using Sage Mode (such as his big hands or his skin). His appearance was altered: his nose grows bigger and gains warts, he gains excess hair (his goatee), and toad-like eyes. Further transformational attributes includes him taking on a toad-like stature and the lines on his face become much thicker, taking over each side of his face. Because of these traits, Jiraiya didn't like to use Sage Mode as it "displeased the ladies". He also showed the ability to transform his limbs (e.g. his hands and feet) into those of frogs so as to aid in manoeuvrability.
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[[Jiraiya]] is not able to properly balance his own chakra with natural energy, resulting in him using an imperfect form of Sage Mode. As a result of the imbalance, Jiraiya takes a number of toad-like traits when using Sage Mode: his nose grows bigger and gains warts, his teeth turn sharp, he grows a goatee, and acquires toad-like eyes. Because of these traits, Jiraiya doesn't like to use Sage Mode as it "displeased the ladies". Some of the physical alterations, such as the toad posture and the webbed feet, are beneficial and improve his manoeuvrability, and he can consciously manifest the alterations in order to take advantage of them.
   
In order to get around the danger of remaining stationary during a battle to re-enter Sage Mode, Jiraiya would summon [[Shima]] and [[Fukasaku]] by drawing a blood contract on his face.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 375, page 1</ref> The Two Great Sage Toads would fuse to Jiraiya's shoulders with the [[Sage Art: Amphibian Technique]], gathering natural energy from their stationary positions on Jiraiya's shoulders for him to use.
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Although he never mastered Sage Mode, Jiraiya still gains all the advantages of Sage Mode, although his enhancements are more limited by comparison to perfected practitioners.
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==== Perfect Toad Sage Mode ====
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=== Perfected Sage Mode ===
[[File:Naruto AnimeSagemode.png|thumb|Naruto in "true" Sage Mode.]]
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Users that can properly balance their own chakra with natural energy will not experience any animalistic transformations to their body. The one exception is a dark pigmentation around their eyes and the eyes themselves, which usually differ based on where the user learned Sage Mode:
Unlike Jiraiya, [[Naruto Uzumaki]] is able to perfectly balance the natural energy with his own chakra. This allows him to use Sage Mode in perfect balance, which allows him to retain all of his normal physical characteristics except for toad-like eyes: yellow irides<!--irises are flowers -->, horizontal bar-like pupils, and reddish-orange pigmentation around the eyes; the mark of a true sage on each eye. A true sage would still suffer from the weaknesses of Sage Mode, requiring that they use [[Sage Art: Amphibian Technique]] in a battle situation. Because of the animosity of the [[Nine-Tailed Demon Fox]] sealed within Naruto, however, Fukasaku was rejected whenever he tried to fuse with him.
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*[[Naruto]] and [[Minato]] have yellow, toad-like irides with orange pigmentation around their eyes.
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*[[Kabuto Yakushi]] has yellow, snake-like irides with purple pigmentation around his eyes that extends to his shoulder blades. His snake-like characteristics progressed further in Sage Mode with him growing four horns, leading him to state that metaphorically he had transcended from a "snake" to a "dragon".
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*[[Hashirama]] has yellow irides with red (black in the anime) pigmentation around his eyes that extends to his ears. He also has a marking on his forehead that resemble an eye.
   
As a workaround, Naruto has some of his [[shadow clones]] gather natural energy elsewhere while he fights. Once he has run out of his own senjutsu chakra, he [[Reverse Summoning Technique|reverse summons]] the clone and has them disperse, giving him the clone's natural energy and allowing him to enter Sage Mode again. This method limits the maximum number of shadow clones that Naruto can create to five for as long as the clones are gathering natural energy, as anything more would interfere with their focus. To make sure he has enough shadow clones for use in battle, Naruto has only two shadow clones gather senjutsu chakra, allowing him to enter Sage Mode a total of three times. Naruto has also stated that it is possible to lengthen the time he is in Sage Mode.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 468, page 16</ref> Naruto's skill in senjutsu has increased to the point that it doesn't take him nearly as long to enter Sage Mode.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 535, page 5</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 555, pages 10-11</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 560, page 11</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 610, page 6</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 642, page 16</ref>
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<gallery orientation="square" position="center" columns="3" hideaddbutton="true">
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Naruto AnimeSagemode.png|Naruto's Sage Mode, taught by the toads.
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Kabuto Sage Mode.png|Kabuto's Sage Mode, taught by the snakes.
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Hashirama's Sage Mode.png|Hashirama's Sage Mode.
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</gallery>
   
==== Tailed Beast Influence ====
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=== Tailed Beast Sage Mode ===
[[File:Fox toad mode.png|thumb|left|Naruto's Sage Mode's eyes combined with the Nine-Tails' influence.]]
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[[File:Naruto Chakra Mode the Last.png|thumb|left|150px|Naruto's Tailed Beast Sage Mode.]]
During his meeting with [[Nagato]], Naruto was stabbed in the stomach with one of Nagato's [[chakra receiver]]s. Nagato noted from that distance he would have been able to easily control the jinchūriki. However, while the young man was in Sage Mode, the fox's rage also spilled over into the form,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 645, page 4</ref> and was reflected by Kurama's eyes being reflected in those of Naruto's Sage Mode: the irides turn red, and his pupil resembles that of both the fox's and his own when in Sage Mode, reminiscent of a cross. Some time later during Naruto's battle against the [[Ten-Tails]]' jinchūriki [[Obito Uchiha]], Naruto once again used these two powers to create powerful attacks bolstered by the [[natural energy]] from Sage Mode even going as far as to mix natural energy with the [[Tailed Beast Ball]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 645, pages 8-9</ref> In this form, Naruto's eyes take on the same appearance as before. The markings of the Sage are also reflected on Kurama's Tailed Beast Mode shroud.
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After earning the [[Nine-Tails]]' cooperation, Naruto becomes able to combine Sage Mode with his [[Nine-Tails Chakra Mode#Tailed Beast Mode|Tailed Beast Mode]]. The red irides and slitted pupils characteristic of normal Nine-Tails transformations merge with the Sage Mode's eye pattern, creating a design reminiscent of a cross. The design of Naruto's shroud also changes. While using the combined form, Naruto gains simultaneous access to both forms advantages, such as by augmenting [[Tailed Beast Ball]]s with senjutsu chakra.<ref>Chapter 645, pages 8-9</ref> Advantages common to both forms (such as increases to strength and chakra reserves) are elevated beyond what either form grants individually.
   
== Snake Sage Mode ==
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During ''[[The Last: Naruto the Movie]]'', Naruto is shown shattering [[Truth-Seeking Ball]]s (which he could not do [[Fourth Shinobi World War|two years earlier]]) and withstanding the [[Golden Wheel Reincarnation Explosion]] while using the form. He is also seen isolating the transformation to his right hand, enabling him to defeat [[Toneri Ōtsutsuki]] with a single punch.
[[File:Kabuto's Sennin Mode.png|thumb|Kabuto in Sage Mode.]]
 
=== Advantages ===
 
Senjutsu which can also be studied from the snakes of the [[Ryūchi Cave]] also gain a number of advantages while using Sage Mode in battle, these include:
 
* The user's perception abilities, reflexes, strength, speed, and [[Chakra|stamina]] dramatically increase.
 
* The user's [[ninjutsu]], [[genjutsu]] and [[taijutsu]] becomes more powerful.
 
* The user gains further access to snake anatomy, such as their [[Wikipedia:Brille|brille]], which can be used to lock out light as well as stop visual-based genjutsu from affecting them.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 580, page 2</ref> They are also able to perform abilities that are characteristic of snakes, such as dislocating their jaw, although this is not exclusive to this mode.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 580, page 5</ref>
 
 
=== Disadvantages ===
 
While mobile, the user is rendered incapable of gathering natural energy while remaining still in battle would leave them open to attack. However, [[Kabuto Yakushi]] assimilated the DNA of [[Jūgo]] to replicate his [[Jūgo's Clan|clan]]'s ability to [[Sage Transformation|passively absorb]] natural energy, thus allowing him to continuously collect the energy even while moving, bypassing this one weakness and metaphorically proclaimed that he transcended from ''snake'' to ''dragon''.
 
 
=== Forms ===
 
While retaining most of his normal physical characteristics in Sage Mode, [[Kabuto Yakushi]] did display greater areas of darkened pigmentation of the markings around his eyes which tapered off after reaching his shoulder blades. More noticeably, he gained four horns growing out from the back of his head as well as darkened [[Wikipedia:Sclera|sclerae]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 579, page 18</ref>
 
 
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== Hashirama Senju's Sage Mode ==
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=== Six Paths Sage Mode ===
[[File:Hashirama in Sage Mode.png|thumb|Hashirama in Sage Mode.]]
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[[File:Rikudō Sennin Mōdo.png|thumb|right|150px|Naruto's Six Paths Sage Mode.]]
=== Advantages ===
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{{Main with-include|Six Paths Sage Mode}}
In this mode Hashirama's abilities were drastically increased. This was witnessed through the use of his [[Sage Art: Wood Release: True Several Thousand Hands]] technique which created a gargantuan multi-handed structure which easily dwarfed several mountain ranges as well as Kurama.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 621, pages 11-12</ref> Hashirama can also perform [[Sage Art: Gate of the Great God]], a technique that can bind a creature as powerful as the Ten-Tails.
 
 
=== Disadvantages ===
 
The user has the disadvantage of having to stay still for a certain amount of time so they can gather enough [[natural energy]] to form the special senjutsu chakra. Thus, the user is left vulnerable while doing this. Unlike Toad Sage Mode, this version of Sage Mode doesn't carry over to any [[Wood Clone Technique|clones]], which are created in base form.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 637, pages 4, 9</ref>
 
 
=== Forms ===
 
In this mode, he retains all of his normal physical characteristics. He gains, however, a red pigmentation around his eyes, and his face gains several markings inclusive of a circular one in the middle of his forehead.
 
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== Techniques ==
 
== Techniques ==
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== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
* In the film ''[[Naruto 5: Blood Prison]]'', the red coat Naruto wore during his return in the [[Invasion of Pain]] would appear when he enters Sage Mode. Like every other physical change with the form, it would disappear when he turns back to normal.
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* In ''[[Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison]]'', the red coat Naruto wore during [[Pain's Assault]] appears when he enters Sage Mode and disappears when he turns back to normal.
* The manifestation of animal like traits through the activation of natural energy and the performance of senjutsu, is a reference to the Jiraiya Ninja folk tale, where Jiraiya, Tsunade, and Orochimaru came to study specific animal magic into their ninjutsu use.
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* The manifestation of animal like traits is a reference to the Japanese folktale ''[[Wikipedia:Jiraiya Goketsu Monogatari|Jiraiya Goketsu Monogatari]]'', where Jiraiya, Tsunade, and Orochimaru came to study specific animal magic into their ninjutsu use.
   
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
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Sage Mode [1]
Sage mode
Name
Kanji 仙人モード
Rōmaji Sennin Mōdo
Literal English Sage Mode
Viz manga Honoured Sage Mode
Other Hermit Mode
Debut
Manga Chapter #375
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #131
Movie Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3
OVA Naruto x UT
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game, Movie
Data
Classification Senjutsu
Class Supplementary
Other jutsu
Derived jutsu
Big Ball Rasenshuriken

Related jutsu
Six Paths Senjutsu
Users

Sage Mode is an empowered state that can be entered by blending natural energy with one's chakra, creating senjutsu chakra. Sage Mode allows users to tap into the natural force of the world, opening up new techniques to them and allowing them to power up existing ones with the new senjutsu chakra.

Training Edit

Perfect Balance

Jiraiya training to master senjutsu.

Sage Mode is known to be taught in two places: at Mount Myōboku by the toads and at Ryūchi Cave by the snakes. Users of Sage Mode must possess "extreme chakra levels" to invoke senjutsu.[2] It is also important that their bodies be strong enough to support the increased power.[3]

In order to enter Sage Mode, the gatherer must remain absolutely still in order to be one with nature and balance the natural energy with their own physical and spiritual energies.[4] If the user puts too little natural energy into using senjutsu, the technique will not work.[5] Conversely, if too much natural energy is taken in, their body will turn to stone forever; humans will also be transformed into whichever animal's school the senjutsu was learned from.[6]

The toads of Mount Myōboku have devised several tools to make learning Sage Mode easier. By applying a special oil, the applicant's body will start passively taking in natural energy. This oil will evaporate if taken outside Mount Myōboku, thus rendering it useful only for learning purposes. The toads also have a special staff that, when struck with, knocks all the natural energy out of the gatherer, thus reversing any transformations before they can become permanent and the user turns to stone.

Attributes Edit

Advantages
  • The user's physical strength, speed, stamina, reflexes, perception, and durability are enhanced.
  • The user's ninjutsu, genjutsu, and taijutsu become more powerful.
  • The user can manipulate the natural energy that surrounds them, turning it into an extension of their body to increase the reach of their attacks.
  • The user can sense chakra around them and can sense attacks without the need to see them.
Disadvantages
  • In order to gather enough natural energy to initiate the transformation into Sage Mode, the user must remain perfectly still, leaving them vulnerable. Users have at times been shown entering Sage Mode without this preparation.[7][8]
  • Because the user needs to move during combat, the senjutsu chakra cannot be replenished, which means the user can't stay within this state for extended periods of time. Naruto states it is possible to lengthen the time limit.[9]
    • These weaknesses can be bypassed with the Sage Art: Amphibian Technique, where one or more toads fuses with the user's shoulders and gather natural energy for them to use.
    • Another option is to employ shadow clones, having them gather natural energy elsewhere and then, when their natural energy is needed, having them disperse, transferring it to the original. This limits the number shadow clones that the user can have active at a time to five for as long as the clones are gathering natural energy, as any more than that would disrupt the clone's focus.
    • Kabuto Yakushi assimilated the DNA of Jūgo to replicate his clan's ability to passively absorb natural energy, thus allowing him to continuously collect the energy even while moving, bypassing these particular weaknesses.
    • If the user is also a jinchūriki that has achieved harmony with their tailed beast, they can drastically speed up their ability to gather natural energy in tailed beast mode to the point of only needing a few seconds to fully charge or recharge their sage chakra.

Forms Edit

Imperfected Sage Mode Edit

Sennin Moodo

Jiraiya in an imperfect form of Sage Mode, with noticeable toad-like facial and bodily alterations.

Jiraiya is not able to properly balance his own chakra with natural energy, resulting in him using an imperfect form of Sage Mode. As a result of the imbalance, Jiraiya takes a number of toad-like traits when using Sage Mode: his nose grows bigger and gains warts, his teeth turn sharp, he grows a goatee, and acquires toad-like eyes. Because of these traits, Jiraiya doesn't like to use Sage Mode as it "displeased the ladies". Some of the physical alterations, such as the toad posture and the webbed feet, are beneficial and improve his manoeuvrability, and he can consciously manifest the alterations in order to take advantage of them.

Although he never mastered Sage Mode, Jiraiya still gains all the advantages of Sage Mode, although his enhancements are more limited by comparison to perfected practitioners.

Perfected Sage Mode Edit

Users that can properly balance their own chakra with natural energy will not experience any animalistic transformations to their body. The one exception is a dark pigmentation around their eyes and the eyes themselves, which usually differ based on where the user learned Sage Mode:

  • Naruto and Minato have yellow, toad-like irides with orange pigmentation around their eyes.
  • Kabuto Yakushi has yellow, snake-like irides with purple pigmentation around his eyes that extends to his shoulder blades. His snake-like characteristics progressed further in Sage Mode with him growing four horns, leading him to state that metaphorically he had transcended from a "snake" to a "dragon".
  • Hashirama has yellow irides with red (black in the anime) pigmentation around his eyes that extends to his ears. He also has a marking on his forehead that resemble an eye.

Tailed Beast Sage Mode Edit

Naruto Chakra Mode the Last

Naruto's Tailed Beast Sage Mode.

After earning the Nine-Tails' cooperation, Naruto becomes able to combine Sage Mode with his Tailed Beast Mode. The red irides and slitted pupils characteristic of normal Nine-Tails transformations merge with the Sage Mode's eye pattern, creating a design reminiscent of a cross. The design of Naruto's shroud also changes. While using the combined form, Naruto gains simultaneous access to both forms advantages, such as by augmenting Tailed Beast Balls with senjutsu chakra.[10] Advantages common to both forms (such as increases to strength and chakra reserves) are elevated beyond what either form grants individually.

During The Last: Naruto the Movie, Naruto is shown shattering Truth-Seeking Balls (which he could not do two years earlier) and withstanding the Golden Wheel Reincarnation Explosion while using the form. He is also seen isolating the transformation to his right hand, enabling him to defeat Toneri Ōtsutsuki with a single punch.

Six Paths Sage Mode Edit

Rikudō Sennin Mōdo

Naruto's Six Paths Sage Mode.

Main article: Six Paths Sage Mode The Six Paths Sage Mode (六道仙人モード, Rikudō Sennin Mōdo) is a heightened state of Sage Mode, which drastically empowers the user's abilities to a far greater extent by utilising the Six Paths Sage Chakra. When first used, Naruto's Six Path Sage Mode was virtually indistinguishable from his base form, the only difference is that his eyes had the traits of the combination of Sage and Tailed Beast Modes, yet they lacked the pigmentation of this form.[11] When he powered up, Naruto's Sage Mode appears similar to its Nine-Tails chakra-enhanced variant. When donning his new chakra cloak, the chakra forms into a light-coloured coat with a dark-coloured "bodysuit" underneath that covers his torso, reaches down his arms to the knuckles, and down his legs, stopping just above his sandals which also change colour. It also has a light-coloured circle where his seal was placed, as well as golden magatama markings around his collar. The coat has the typical markings of the Six Paths Senjutsu: a Rinnegan above nine magatama, on its back.[12]

Unlike his Nine-Tails Chakra Mode and Tailed Beast Mode cloak, Naruto's eyes are yellow as opposed to orange or red, and there is no orange pigmentation around his eyes that a normal Sage Mode would entail. In addition, his skin does not glow like his previous transformations.[13]

Techniques Edit

Trivia Edit

  • In Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison, the red coat Naruto wore during Pain's Assault appears when he enters Sage Mode and disappears when he turns back to normal.
  • The manifestation of animal like traits is a reference to the Japanese folktale Jiraiya Goketsu Monogatari, where Jiraiya, Tsunade, and Orochimaru came to study specific animal magic into their ninjutsu use.

References Edit

  1. Third Databook, page 279
  2. Chapter 412, page 11
  3. Chapter 579, pages 16-17
  4. Chapter 409, page 12
  5. Chapter 410, page 15
  6. Chapters 409-410
  7. Chapter 535, page 5
  8. Chapter 665, page 14
  9. Chapter 468, page 16
  10. Chapter 645, pages 8-9
  11. Chapter 672, page 14
  12. Chapter 673, page 15
  13. Volume 70 cover
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