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The {{translation|'''Sage of the Six Paths'''|六道仙人|Rikudō Sennin}} was the legendary figure who founded the arts of [[ninjutsu]] and created the ninja world. He defeated the [[Ten-Tails]] and sealed it within his own body, thus becoming the first [[jinchūriki]].
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{{translation|'''Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki'''|大筒木ハゴロモ|Ōtsutsuki Hagoromo}}, known to the world at large as the {{translation|'''Sage of the Six Paths'''|六道仙人|Rikudō Sennin}}, was a legendary god-like figure who founded [[ninshū]] and created the ninja world. He was the son of Princess [[Kaguya Ōtsutsuki]]‎‎ and, alongside his [[Hamura Ōtsutsuki|brother]], one of the first humans to be born with [[chakra]]. He and his brother defeated the [[Ten-Tails]] in battle, and [[fūinjutsu|sealed]] the powerful beast within him, thus making Hagoromo the first [[jinchūriki]].
   
 
== Background ==
 
== Background ==
According to [[Jiraiya]], the Sage was a monk who appeared long ago in an age of endless war. He was the first to discover the truth of [[chakra]], and with it he tried to lead the world to an era of peace instead of conflict. He travelled across the land, spreading his ideal and religion, the {{translation|Shinobi [[Wikipedia:Sect|Sect]]|忍宗|Ninshū}}, which eventually came to be known as [[ninjutsu]]. His great deeds and ultimate desire to bring peace to the war-torn world made him widely known as the {{translation|'''Saviour of this World'''|この世の救世主|Kono Yo no Kyūseishu}}.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 373, page 3</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 446, pages 9-10</ref>
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[[File:Kaguya with her two sons.png|thumb|left|Hagoromo and Hamura as infants with their mother.]]
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Alongside Hamura, Hagoromo was born as one of two children to [[Kaguya Ōtsutsuki‎‎]], a princess who ate the forbidden [[Chakra Fruit]] of the [[Shinju]] that appeared once a millennium in an effort to gain god-like abilities, which she used to put an end to the constant wars during that era. As a result, Hagoromo was born with the ability to manipulate the same type of powerful chakra as his mother. Angered by the fact that her chakra had been spread to others, Kaguya manifested with the Shinju together into the Ten-Tails, which attempted to reclaim her chakra.
   
Centuries ago, the sage defeated the most powerful demon in the ninja world, the [[Ten-Tails]], and was praised as a god for the virtue of his victory. In order to protect the world from the Ten-Tails, the Sage developed a certain technique to seal the beast within his own body, giving him the ability to harness and control its overwhelming power; he became the first [[jinchūriki]]. However, this offered only a temporary solution. In the event of his death, the seal would break and the Ten-Tails would once again be unleashed upon the world.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 467, pages 14-17</ref>
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The Ten-Tails rampaged throughout the lands until Hagoromo and his brother managed to defeat the beast, with Hagoromo becoming its jinchūriki, causing him to be revered as a god for the virtue of his victory. Hagoromo and Hamura also sealed away Kaguya due to her power hungry nature. With his knowledge of the concept of chakra, Hagoromo travelled across the land, [[Chakra Transfer Technique|giving]] chakra to others as well as spreading his ideals and religion, [[ninshū]], which eventually became the ability known as [[ninjutsu]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 665, pages 6-7</ref> According to [[Jiraiya]], his great deeds and ultimate desire to bring peace to the war-torn world made him widely known as the {{translation|'''Saviour of this World'''|この世の救世主|Kono Yo no Kyūseishu}}.<ref name="c373p3" /><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 446, pages 9-10</ref>
   
[[File:Kid-bijuus.png|thumb|left|The tailed beasts with the Sage of the Six Paths.]]
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Hagoromo's ultimate wish was to establish peace across the world, but it was a goal that would never be achieved in a single lifetime. Knowing this, he chose to entrust his dream and legacy to his two sons, and began to teach them ninshū. The older son, [[Indra]], was acknowledged by Hagoromo as a true prodigy, who quickly began to revel in his natural prowess and became very solitary. The younger son, [[Asura]], proved to be the exact opposite, having shown no special abilities or natural talent, but he pushed on through his limitations, growing stronger and more mature because of his struggles and making friends along the way. Hagoromo acknowledged Asura's chosen path, agreeing that love and cooperation were the true keys to peace.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 670, pages 14-19</ref>
Aware of his impending fate, the Sage used {{translation|[[Creation of All Things]]|万物創造|Banbutsu Sōzō}} to divide the Ten-Tails' chakra into nine individual constructs that would become known as the [[tailed beasts]]. As a final precaution, he used [[Chibaku Tensei]] to entomb the physical remains of the Ten-Tails [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path|body]] within a gigantic stone prison, which he hurled into the heavens, creating the [[moon]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 467, pages 15-16</ref><ref name="ch510">''Naruto'' chapter 510, pages 11-12</ref> It is later revealed that the Sage gave names to these beasts.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 568, page 11</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 572, page 10</ref> The Sage would leave behind a [[Naka Shrine|tablet]] for his descendants, detailing the history of his struggle with the beast. Only those who possess the [[Rinnegan]] can fully decipher the contents of the tablet, while a reader with a lesser [[dōjutsu]] can still partially interpret the information.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 467, page 12</ref> Some time after creating the tailed beasts, the Sage told them that would be together even when separated, and that one day they would again be a single entity.<ref name="ch572">''Naruto'' chapter 572, pages 12-13</ref>
 
   
The Sage's ultimate wish was to establish peace across the world, but it was a goal that would never be achieved in a single lifetime. Knowing this, he chose to entrust his strength, dream and legacy to his two sons. The [[Uchiha Clan Ancestor|older son]], who inherited the Sage's "eyes" (his powerful chakra and spiritual energy), believed that power was the true key to peace. The [[Senju Clan Ancestor|younger son]], who inherited the Sage's "body" (his powerful will and physical energy), believed that love was the true key to peace. On his deathbed, the Sage chose his younger son to be his successor. Overcome by bitterness and envy, the older son attacked the younger, beginning a war between them. Their feud would continue on through their descendants: the [[Senju clan]] and the [[Uchiha clan]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 462, pages 12-13</ref>
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[[File:Young Biju.png|thumb|right|Hagoromo with the young tailed beasts.]]
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Inspired by his younger son, Hagoromo separated the Ten-Tails' chakra within his body and used his [[Creation of All Things]] ability to divide it into nine separated bodies, creating the [[tailed beasts]] and giving each a name.<ref name="ch510">''Naruto'' chapter 510, pages 11-12</ref> As a result of extracting them all at once, Hagoromo was left weakened and incapacitated for several months, though the powerful life force of the Ten-Tails' [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path|husk]] kept him alive.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 656, pages 8-9</ref> Some time after their creation, the young tailed beasts were told that they were all still linked to one another despite being separate entities. Hagoromo also told them that they would eventually become one again, yet not as they originally were, and that one shall appear at that time to show them what true power is.<ref name="ch572">''Naruto'' chapter 572, pages 12-13</ref> Hagoromo eventually used [[Chibaku Tensei]] to seal the husk of the Ten-Tails in what would become the [[moon]].<ref name="ch467">''Naruto'' chapter 467, pages 14-17</ref> On his deathbed, he chose Asura to be his successor, but Indra, overcome by bitterness and envy as well as being encouraged and manipulated by [[Black Zetsu]], fought against his brother, beginning a war between them that would continue through their descendants.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 462, pages 13-14</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 681, page 10</ref>
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Suspecting that Indra or one of his reincarnations would eventually attempt to take Asura's power for themselves, Hagoromo left behind a [[Naka Shrine|tablet]] detailing his history in an attempt to make them reconsider.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 671, page 7</ref> Only those who possess the [[Rinnegan]] can fully decipher the contents of the tablet, while a reader with other [[dōjutsu]] such as the [[Sharingan]] can still partially interpret the information.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 467, page 12</ref> However, unknown to him, Black Zetsu had altered the contents of his tablet so he could manipulate Indra's descendants, the [[Uchiha clan]], through the ages into resurrecting Kaguya and initiating the [[Infinite Tsukuyomi]] anew.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 681, pages 10-11</ref>
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Even though Hagoromo died and his body destroyed, his chakra and consciousness remained and traversed the world throughout the centuries.
   
 
== Personality ==
 
== Personality ==
The Sage of the Six Paths was a man who sought peace by spreading his wisdom across the world. He was exceptionally wise, as he was able to bring about a great change to the world by simply disseminating the principles of chakra and his religion. He also seemed to care a great deal for the tailed beasts when they were still with him; he gave them each a name as a sign of their individuality, and told them that no matter how far apart they grew, they would always be together, and would someday be led down the right path. In return, the tailed beasts showed respect and adoration for the Sage. [[Kurama]] even shed a tear at the thought of his imminent passing, suggesting that the beasts might even have viewed him as a sort of father-figure.
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Hagoromo was a man who sought peace by spreading his wisdom across the world. He was exceptionally wise, as he was able to bring about a great change to the world by simply disseminating the principles of chakra and his religion. He also seemed to care a great deal for the tailed beasts when they were still with him; he gave them each a name as a sign of their individuality, and told them that no matter how far apart they grew, they would always be together, and would someday be led down the right path. In return, the tailed beasts showed respect and adoration for the Sage. [[Kurama]] even shed a tear at the thought of his imminent passing, suggesting that the beasts might even have viewed him as a sort of father-figure.
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Upon meeting Naruto, Hagoromo showed himself to be a very patient and composed individual, being unaffected by Naruto's outbursts. He was a very intelligent man, able to methodically learn new forms of study including language and culture.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 670, pages 3-10</ref> He was also very stern about his teachings being recognised as "ninshū", noting that "ninjutsu" was created for combat unlike ninshū's pursuit of peace, and gripped his staff rather tightly when Naruto failed to distinguish the difference between the two. <ref>''Naruto'' chapter 670, page 7</ref> At the same time, Hagoromo was a very modest man, openly admitting to his personal mistakes and shame as a father and leader. Despite his deified status, he also believed that no one should have more power than any other because it leaves a strong chance of the person becoming arrogant and desire even greater power.
   
 
== Appearance ==
 
== Appearance ==
[[File:Rikudo's back.png|thumb|The Sage's cloak.]]
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[[File:Young Hagoromo.png|thumb|right|Hagoromo in his younger days.]]
Although initially depicted as a silhouette, several details about the Sage's appearance can be inferred. He had short light-coloured hair that spiked up in the front with two distinctive pieces of hair resembling horns. He wore what appeared to be a cloak with a high collar, revealing his necklace with six red [[Wikipedia:Magatama|magatama]]. These symbols were later mimicked by [[Nagato]]'s [[Yahiko|Deva Path]], and the seal around the neck of [[Naruto]]'s [[Nine-Tails Chakra Mode]]. On the back of his cloak was a stylised [[Rinnegan]] with nine magatama in three rows beneath it. In one appearance where his face was partially visible, he was in an elderly state.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 572, page 13</ref>
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Hagoromo was a tall and pale-skinned man, who had deep wrinkles in his elderly age. He had spiky, shoulder-length, pale-red hair, with a chin-length braid hanging in front of his left ear. He also sported a chin goatee which tapered down to his waist. Hagoromo inherited horn-like protrusions on his forehead from his mother. He also had a red [[Rinnegan]] marking in the centre of his forehead and a light-coloured circle representing [[Yang]] in his right palm. In his younger days, Hagoromo's goatee was shorter.
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He wore a white, full-length kimono with a pattern of six black (red in the anime) [[wikipedia:magatama|magatama]] around a high collar, beneath which he wore a necklace which was also made up of six magatama. On the back of his kimono was a larger Rinnegan-like marking with a pattern of nine magatama arranged in three rows of three beneath it.
   
 
== Abilities ==
 
== Abilities ==
[[File:Babutsu Sozo.png|thumb|left|The Sage of the Six Paths using Creation of All Things.]]
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[[File:Babutsu Sozo.png|thumb|left|Hagoromo using Creation of All Things.]]
Though not a great deal is known about all the skills the [[Sage]] possessed, it's safe to assume that he was an immensely powerful individual. Even among today's standards, [[Kurama]] still considers him the world's most powerful individual, having been the only person to defeat the [[Ten-Tails]], a being that was revered as a god, causing the Sage himself to be seen as a god. The Sage was also revered as the man to first understand the very nature of [[chakra]] itself. This wisdom, combined with his [[kekkei genkai]], the [[Rinnegan]], allowed the Sage to create the first modern [[ninjutsu]]. With such powers at his disposal, the Sage obtained a great following, as men and women from across the world strove to learn from his teachings. As the Sage's disciples grew continuously greater in number, it led to the creation of ninja clans, and later, ninja villages. It is impossible to overestimate the Sage's effect on the course of the ninja world's development. As the first true ninja, he created the ninja world, revolutionised it, and left it forever changed.
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Though not a great deal is known about all the skills Hagoromo possessed, he is widely accepted to be the most powerful figure in history, second only to his own mother, having defeated the [[Ten-Tails]], albeit with his brother's help. As it was revered as a god, Hagoromo himself came to be seen as a god himself after becoming its jinchūriki, as well as the man to first understand the very nature of [[chakra]] itself. This wisdom, combined with his [[kekkei genkai]], the [[Rinnegan]], allowed Hagoromo to create the original form of ninjutsu, [[ninshū]]. With such powers at his disposal, Hagoromo obtained a great following, as men and women from across the world strove to learn from his teachings. The power of his chakra was later shown to even transcend time itself, and was able to continue observing the world and meet with people long after his death.
   
The Sage was shown carrying two objects. One was what appeared to be a large katana in his hand, whilst the other was a [[Wikipedia:Khakkhara|shakujō]] — a Buddhist ringed staff which is meant to be used in prayer, but can also be effectively employed as a weapon.
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=== Jinchūriki Transformation ===
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As the very first [[jinchūriki]] in history, having the [[Ten-Tails]]' great power contained within him, Hagoromo developed [[Six Paths Sage Technique|immeasurable power and chakra]] that far surpassed all others. Hagoromo gained the ability to [[Flight Technique|fly]] as well as manifest and wield unique [[Truth-Seeking Ball|chakra-formed weapons]]. One is a holy sword known as the [[Sword of Nunoboko]], which he reportedly used to shape the world.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 651, pages 4-5</ref> The other is a completely black, dual-headed shakujō. One end has the typical ringed hoop, while the other end possesses a crescent shaped curve, representing the sun and moon respectively.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 671, page 1</ref>
   
=== Rinnegan ===
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=== Ninshū ===
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A man of great wisdom and power, Hagoromo invented ninshū as a way to bring peace to a war-torn world, [[Chakra Transfer Technique|sharing chakra]] with others as a mean to connect with everyone. He intended for this power to connect all humans and bring forth harmony, however, following his death, humans would use this to widen the rift between them all, turning it into what became ninjutsu.
The Sage was said to have been the only shinobi to have fully mastered the Rinnegan, allowing him to manipulate all five types of nature chakra. He is revered as one of the most legendary figures in the ninja world, and is most likely the strongest ninja that ever existed. He was so powerful, that he created the [[moon]] using [[Chibaku Tensei]] on his deathbed. Even [[Nagato]] stated that his power paled in comparison to that of the Sage's. As a wielder of the Rinnegan, the Sage also wielded all the abilities of the [[Six Paths Technique]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 551, page 10</ref>
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==== Fūinjutsu ====
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Using [[fūinjutsu]] he was able to first seal the Ten-Tails into his own body, and was later able to seal it away when his life came to an end. Even on his deathbed, Hagoromo was able to employ his [[Chibaku Tensei]] technique on a massive scale and use that chakra to create the [[moon]] to imprison the body of the Ten-Tails within it, a clear testament to his incredible power. His mastery of this skill also allowed him to brand others with a [[Six Paths Yin Power|portion]] of his [[Six Paths Yang Power|powers]].
   
=== Jinchūriki ===
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==== Nature Transformation ====
The Sage developed the first technique capable of sealing a [[tailed beast]] inside a human body, making himself the very first [[jinchūriki]] in history. Having the Ten-Tails' great power contained within him, the Sage developed immeasurable power and chakra that far surpassed all others. Even on his deathbed, the Sage was able to employ his [[Chibaku Tensei]] technique on a massive scale and use that chakra to create the moon and seal the body of the Ten-Tails within it, a clear testament to his incredible power.
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With the power of his Rinnegan, Hagoromo became the first person to master all five basic elements. He also obtained the power of the [[Yin-Yang]] release. Through his [[Yang]] chakra, he could stabilise people's fading life-forces and even regrow lost organs. Through his [[Yin]] chakra, he could greatly strengthen his other techniques. By using his Yang chakra, the essence of physical energy, along with his with Yin chakra, the essence of spiritual energy, Hagoromo had the ability to [[Creation of All Things|create form from nothingness]] with a mere thought to bring it to life. Hagoromo created the nine tailed beasts from the Ten-Tails' chakra by using this ability.<ref name="ch510" />
   
=== Yin and Yang Chakra ===
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==== Bukijutsu ====
By using the [[Yin]] chakra, that comes from the spiritual energy, and the [[Yang]] chakra, that comes from the physical energy, he had the ability to [[Creation of All Things|create form from nothingness]] with a mere thought and then bring it to life. The Sage created the nine tailed beasts from the Ten-Tails' chakra by using this ability.<ref name="ch510"/>
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Hagoromo was shown carrying two objects. One was what appeared to be a [[katana]], implying that he was skilled in [[kenjutsu]], whilst the other was a [[wikipedia:Khakkhara|shakujō]] a Buddhist ringed staff which is meant to be used in prayer.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 467, page 14</ref><ref> ''Naruto'' chapter 670, page 13</ref>
   
=== Treasured Tools ===
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==== Treasured Tools ====
The Sage wielded unique tools which became known as the [[Treasured Tools of the Sage of the Six Paths]], each of which possess a unique and powerful ability, but all of which require a vast reservoir of chakra, which would quickly kill any normal human, in order to be used. Being the jinchūriki of the Ten-Tails, this posed no problem at all for the Sage. The five treasures are: the [[Bashōsen]], [[Benihisago]], [[Kōkinjō]], [[Shichiseiken]], and the [[Kohaku no Jōhei]]. By combining the Benihisago, Kōkinjō, and Shichiseiken, the Sage (or any user) can capture the word soul of his victims, and then draw them into the gourd and seal them away. The Bashōsen can generate any of the five basic elements. The Kohaku no Jōhei can seal anyone without the elaborate procedures used for the Benihisago. The five treasures eventually fell into the possession of [[Kumogakure]], and then into the hands of the [[Gold and Silver Brothers]], who made use of the treasures in their criminal activities.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 527, page 5</ref> Kumo however, managed to retrieve the Kohaku no Jōhei which was kept in the Raikage's office.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 529, page 6</ref>
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Hagoromo wielded unique tools which became known as the [[Treasured Tools of the Sage of the Six Paths]], each of which possess a unique and powerful ability. The five treasures are: the [[Bashōsen]], [[Benihisago]], [[Kōkinjō]], [[Shichiseiken]], and the [[Kohaku no Jōhei]]. By combining the Benihisago, Kōkinjō, and Shichiseiken, Hagoromo could capture the word soul of his victims, and then draw them into the gourd to seal them away. With the Bashōsen, he could generate any of the five basic elements. The Kohaku no Jōhei allowed him to seal anyone without the elaborate procedures used for the Benihisago.
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=== Dōjutsu ===
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==== Rinnegan ====
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Hagoromo was believed to have been the only shinobi to have fully mastered the [[Rinnegan]], and also learned to control all five types of nature chakra. As a wielder of the Rinnegan, <ref>''Naruto'' chapter 551, page 10</ref> [[Nagato]] openly admitted his power with the Rinnegan was nothing compared to Hagoromo's.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 439, page 7</ref>
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=== Six Paths Sage Technique ===
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Hagoromo also wielded all the abilities of the [[Six Paths Technique]], which was revealed upon Hagoromo sharing his power with Naruto and Sasuke. Madara confirmed it describing Sasuke's power as Rinnegan and Naruto's power as Six Paths Sage Technique. Madara also admitted that he possesses both powers himself.
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== Part II ==
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=== Infinite Tsukuyomi Arc ===
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[[File:Hagoromo full.png|thumb|Hagoromo introduces himself to Naruto.]]
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After the Yin half of [[Kurama]] was sealed inside of [[Naruto Uzumaki]], the legendary sage met within Naruto's mind to speak with him, noting that he felt drawn to Naruto. After the young shinobi grows angry from Hagoromo's philosophical speech, Hagoromo gets to the matter at hand. He begins to explain his family history from his mother to his two sons, to Naruto, which lead him to reveal to the latter, that he is in fact the reincarnation of his younger son Asura. Realising that Naruto had already realised this on some level, Hagoromo also went on to explain that similarly, Indra has repeatedly reincarnated himself into others, most recently, as Naruto correctly guessed, [[Sasuke Uchiha]]. Hagoromo explained that Indra's previous incarnation, Madara, sought not only the Sage's power, but that of his mother's, having broken from the normal cycle of life.
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As the Sage asked Naruto to stop Madara, Naruto thanked him for his trust, to which Hagoromo insisted that he deserved no praise after his failings as a father and leader as well as having let the world continue to follow the belief of power for peace. Naruto disagreed with Hagoromo being a failure, to which [[Gyūki]], [[Shukaku]], and the [[Yin]] half of [[Kurama]] agreed as they appeared inside Naruto's mind. As the tailed beasts voiced their agreement to Naruto being the child of the prophecy, Hagoromo summoned the other tailed beasts. Admitting to his mistake of solely trusting one son and ignoring the other, Hagoromo entrusted Naruto to help reshape the world for the better. He then asked Naruto what his goal was after the war ended. Simultaneously elsewhere, Hagoromo met with Sasuke, telling him the same story and asking him the same question. Accepting the answers of his reincarnated offspring, Hagoromo transferred his power to the two friends, ensuring he did not repeat the mistake of only entrusting the task to just one. Dividing his power evenly between the two young ninja, Hagaromo gives to Naruto his [[Six Paths Sage Technique]]s and [[Yang]] chakra, and to Sasuke his [[Rinnegan|dōjutsu powers]] and [[Yin]] chakra.
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[[File:Hagoromo appears.png|thumb|Hagoromo manifests himself before the Hokage.]]
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Later on, Hagoromo emerges from [[Madara]]'s body in front of the reanimated [[Hokage]], recognising Hashirama as Asura's previous reincarnation. Hagoromo then explains the current situation to the Hokage, telling them of a powerful sealing technique that he is unable to perform now as he gave nearly all his power to Sasuke and Naruto. Unable to act himself, he instead gives instructions to the Hokage.
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== Legacy ==
 
== Legacy ==
As time passed, the Sage ultimately faded into legend. His bloodline divided into the descendants of his two children, which would eventually form the [[Senju clan]] and through distant relations the [[Uzumaki clan]] — and the [[Uchiha clan]]. As a result of [[Madara Uchiha]] acquiring and integrating Senju DNA into his body, the [[Rinnegan]] would later resurface. Though he noted nothing happened initially after the DNA integration, when he neared the end of his natural lifespan, the dōjutsu finally awakened.<ref name="chpt606">''Naruto'' chapter 606, page 13</ref> With that, Madara Uchiha managed to undo the Sage's seal on the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path|vessel of the Ten-Tails]] by [[Summoning Technique|summoning]] it from the moon and formulated the [[Eye of the Moon Plan]] to become the Ten-Tails' new jinchūriki.<ref name="chpt606"/>
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It is almost impossible to overestimate Hagoromo's effect on the course of the ninja world's development. As the first true ninja, he created the ninja world, revolutionised it, and left it forever changed. As his disciples grew continuously greater in number, it led to the creation of ninja [[clans]]. However, despite his efforts of using ninshū to promote peace through the world, over time following his passing, people began to use chakra as means to get stronger and weaponised this power, deviating away from the true teachings of ninshū and ultimately formed what became [[ninjutsu]].
   
Because [[Nagato]], a pupil of [[Jiraiya]]'s, manifested the Rinnegan, the latter suspected Nagato to be the reincarnation of the Sage himself.<ref name="c446">''Naruto'' chapter 446, page 10</ref> In reality, [[Madara]] secretly transplanted his own Rinnegan to the boy, without his knowledge.<ref name="chpt606"/> Nagato, as a descendant of the Senju-related Uzumaki clan, was the perfect host for the dōjutsu; however, Nagato noted that his own power would have paled in comparison to the Sage's.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 439, page 8</ref> Others, including [[Kakashi Hatake]], noted that the Rinnegan was viewed merely as a mutation.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 462, page 11</ref> [[Kurama]] and [[Son Gokū]]'s recognition of the Sage (and the tailed beasts' apparent status as the only survivors from the Sage's lifetime), lends credibility to his existence.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 499, page 15</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 568, page 10</ref>
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As time passed, Hagoromo ultimately faded into legend. His bloodline was divided into the descendants of his two children, which would eventually form the [[Senju clan]] and through distant relations, the [[Uzumaki clan]] — and the [[Uchiha clan]]. As a result of [[Madara Uchiha]] acquiring and integrating the DNA of [[Hashirama Senju]] into his body, the [[Rinnegan]] would later resurface. Though he noted nothing happened initially after the DNA integration, when Madara neared the end of his natural lifespan, the dōjutsu finally awakened.<ref name="chpt606">''Naruto'' chapter 606, page 13</ref> With that, Madara managed to undo Hagoromo's seal on the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path|vessel of the Ten-Tails]] by [[Summoning Technique|summoning]] it from the moon and formulated the [[Eye of the Moon Plan]] to become the Ten-Tails' new jinchūriki.<ref name="chpt606" />
   
Before he died, the Sage told the young tailed beasts that someone would come and lead them on the right path. The tailed beasts would all later come to agree that this person is [[Naruto Uzumaki]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 572, pages 12-15</ref>
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Because [[Nagato]], a pupil of [[Jiraiya]]'s, possessed the Rinnegan, the latter suspected Nagato to be the reincarnation of the Sage himself.<ref name="c446">''Naruto'' chapter 446, page 10</ref> In reality, Madara had secretly transplanted his own Rinnegan into the boy without his knowledge.<ref name="chpt606" /> Nagato, as a descendant of the Senju-related Uzumaki clan, was the perfect host for the dōjutsu; however, Nagato himself noted that his own power would have paled in comparison to the Sage's.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 439, page 8</ref> Others, including [[Kakashi Hatake]], noted that the Rinnegan was viewed merely as a mutation.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 462, page 11</ref> The tailed beasts' recognition of Hagoromo (and their apparent status as the only survivors from his lifetime), lended credibility to his existence.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 499, page 15</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 568, page 10</ref>
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Before he died, Hagoromo was told of a prophecy from [[Gamamaru]] that a blue-eyed mischievous boy will unite the tailed beasts and change the world, which he relayed to the young tailed beasts. The tailed beasts would all later come to agree that this person is [[Naruto Uzumaki]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 572, pages 12-15</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 671, pages 12-14</ref>
   
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
* The necklace that the Sage wore might be a reference to the [[Wikipedia:Magatama#Yasakani no Magatama|Yasakani Jewel]]; a legendary magatama necklace that is part of the [[Wikipedia:Imperial Regalia of Japan|Japanese Imperial Regalia]], together with the [[Wikipedia:Kusanagi|Kusanagi Sword]] and the [[Wikipedia:Yata no Kagami|Yata Mirror]].
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* {{translation|'Hagoromo'|羽衣}} literally means 'feather mantle' and is a reference to ''[[Wikipedia:The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter|The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter]]'', in which Princess Kaguya is given a ''hagoromo'' to wear upon her return to the moon. The surname {{translation|'Ōtsutsuki'|大筒木|}} roughly means 'big bamboo tree' and is derived from an obscure passage in the second volume of the [[wikipedia:Kojiki|''Kojiki'']] about the genealogies of [[wikipedia:Emperor Suinin|Emperor Suinin]], eleventh emperor of Japan, which states that he had a consort named {{translation|Kaguyahime no Mikoto|迦具夜比売命}}, the daughter of a king named {{translation|Ōtsutsukitarine no Miko|大筒木垂根王}}; tradition holds that these individuals served as the basis for Princess Kaguya and the old bamboo cutter in the aforementioned tale.
* The Sage shares the same nickname with both the [[First Hokage|First]] and [[Third Hokage]], who were all known as the {{translation|'''God of Shinobi'''|忍の神|Shinobi no Kami}}.
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** His horn-like appendages may in fact symbolise rabbit ears, representing his connection to the moon by evoking the [[Wikipedia:Moon rabbit|moon rabbit]]; pop culture depictions of Princess Kaguya and the moon-folk often incorporate features like rabbit ears for this reason.
* Due to the [[Gold and Silver Brothers]]' ability to assimilate Kurama's chakra by eating some of its flesh, the Fourth Raikage suspected them to be distantly related to the Sage.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 529, page 4</ref>
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* The necklace that Hagoromo wore might be a reference to the [[Wikipedia:Magatama#Yasakani no Magatama|Yasakani Jewel]]; a legendary magatama necklace that is part of the [[Wikipedia:Imperial Regalia of Japan|Japanese Imperial Regalia]], together with the [[wikipedia:Kusanagi|Kusanagi Sword]] and the [[Wikipedia:Yata no Kagami|Yata Mirror]].
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* Hagoromo shares the same nickname with both the [[Hashirama Senju|First]] and [[Third Hokage]], who were all known as the {{translation|'''God of Shinobi'''|忍の神|Shinobi no Kami}}.
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* Due to the [[Gold and Silver Brothers]]' ability to assimilate Kurama's chakra by eating some of its flesh, the Fourth Raikage suspected them to be distantly related to Hagoromo.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 529, page 4</ref> This could also explain their proficiency with the [[Treasured Tools of the Sage of the Six Paths]].
   
 
== Quotes ==
 
== Quotes ==
* (As quoted by [[Jiraiya]]) {{translation|"''I am the one who will establish peace and order.''"|「我安寧秩序を成す者」|"Ware annei chitsujo o nasu mono"}}<ref name="c446" />
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* (As quoted by [[Jiraiya]]) {{translation|"''I am the one who will establish peace and order.''"|「我安寧秩序を成す者」|"Ware annei chitsujo o nasu mono."}}<ref name="c446" />
* (To the [[tailed beasts]]) {{translation|"''I don't have long any more. [[Shukaku]], [[Matatabi]], [[Isobu]], [[Son Gokū]], [[Kokuō]], [[Saiken]], [[Chōmei]], [[Gyūki]], [[Kurama]]. Even though you have been separated, you shall always be together. Until eventually that time shall come when you will become one… You each carry a name… And with a different shape than you had up to now, you will be shown a righteous path, different from the time you spent inside of me. What is true power… …Until that time…''"|「私はもう長くない 守鶴・又旅・磯撫・孫悟空・穆王・犀犬・重明・牛鬼・九喇嘛 離れていてもお前達はいつも一緒だ いずれ一つとなる時が来よう…それぞれの名を持ち…今までとは違う形でな そして私の中に居た時と違い正しく導かれる 本当の力とは何か… …その時まで…」|"Watashi wa mō nagakunai. Shukaku, Matatabi, Isobu, Son Gokū, Kokuō, Saiken, Chōmei, Gyūki, Kurama. Hanarete ite mo omaetachi wa itsumo issho da. Izure hitotsu to naru toki ga koyō… Sorezore no na o mochi… Ima made to wa chigau katachi de na. Soshite watashi no naka ni ita toki to chigai tadashiku michibikareru. Hontō no chikara to wa nani ka… …Sono toki made…"}}<ref name="ch572"/>
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* (To the [[tailed beasts]]) {{translation|"''I don't have long any more. [[Shukaku]], [[Matatabi]], [[Isobu]], [[Son Gokū]], [[Kokuō]], [[Saiken]], [[Chōmei]], [[Gyūki]], [[Kurama]]. Even though you have been separated, you shall always be together. Until eventually that time shall come when you will become one… You each carry a name… And with a different shape than you had up to now, you will be shown a righteous path, different from the time you spent inside of me. What is true power… …Until that time…''"|「私はもう長くない 守鶴・又旅・磯撫・孫悟空・穆王・犀犬・重明・牛鬼・九喇嘛 離れていてもお前達はいつも一緒だ いずれ一つとなる時が来よう…それぞれの名を持ち…今までとは違う形でな そして私の中に居た時と違い正しく導かれる 本当の力とは何か… …その時まで…」|"Watashi wa mō nagakunai. Shukaku, Matatabi, Isobu, Son Gokū, Kokuō, Saiken, Chōmei, Gyūki, Kurama. Hanarete ite mo omaetachi wa itsumo issho da. Izure hitotsu to naru toki ga koyō… Sorezore no na o mochi… Ima made to wa chigau katachi de na. Soshite watashi no naka ni ita toki to chigai tadashiku michibikareru. Hontō no chikara to wa nani ka… …Sono toki made…"}}<ref name="ch572" />
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* (To [[Naruto]]) "''Not ninjutsu, Ninshū! My Ninshū was created to inspire hope. Do not confuse it with ninjutsu, which was made to create war!''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 670, page 7</ref>
   
 
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Hagoromo

(大筒木ハゴロモ, Ōtsutsuki Hagoromo)

  • Sage of the Six Paths (六道仙人, Rikudō Sennin)
  • God of Shinobi (忍の神, Shinobi no Kami; English TV "The Supreme Shinobi")[2]
  • Saviour of this World (この世の救世主, Kono Yo no Kyūseishu)[3]
Debut
Manga Chapter #670
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #128 (Mentioned)
Movie Naruto 5: Blood Prison (Mentioned)
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 (Mentioned)
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game and Movie
Voice Actors
Japanese
Personal
Gender Gender Male Male
Status Deceased
Height
  • Part II: 181 cm1.81 m
    5.938 ft
    71.26 in
Kekkei Genkai
Classification
Tailed Beast Shinju (Forms)
Occupation
  • Priest
Family

Nature Type
Jutsu

Tools

Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki (大筒木ハゴロモ, Ōtsutsuki Hagoromo), known to the world at large as the Sage of the Six Paths (六道仙人, Rikudō Sennin), was a legendary god-like figure who founded ninshū and created the ninja world. He was the son of Princess Kaguya Ōtsutsuki‎‎ and, alongside his brother, one of the first humans to be born with chakra. He and his brother defeated the Ten-Tails in battle, and sealed the powerful beast within him, thus making Hagoromo the first jinchūriki.

Background Edit

Kaguya with her two sons

Hagoromo and Hamura as infants with their mother.

Alongside Hamura, Hagoromo was born as one of two children to Kaguya Ōtsutsuki‎‎, a princess who ate the forbidden Chakra Fruit of the Shinju that appeared once a millennium in an effort to gain god-like abilities, which she used to put an end to the constant wars during that era. As a result, Hagoromo was born with the ability to manipulate the same type of powerful chakra as his mother. Angered by the fact that her chakra had been spread to others, Kaguya manifested with the Shinju together into the Ten-Tails, which attempted to reclaim her chakra.

The Ten-Tails rampaged throughout the lands until Hagoromo and his brother managed to defeat the beast, with Hagoromo becoming its jinchūriki, causing him to be revered as a god for the virtue of his victory. Hagoromo and Hamura also sealed away Kaguya due to her power hungry nature. With his knowledge of the concept of chakra, Hagoromo travelled across the land, giving chakra to others as well as spreading his ideals and religion, ninshū, which eventually became the ability known as ninjutsu.[4] According to Jiraiya, his great deeds and ultimate desire to bring peace to the war-torn world made him widely known as the Saviour of this World (この世の救世主, Kono Yo no Kyūseishu).[2][5]

Hagoromo's ultimate wish was to establish peace across the world, but it was a goal that would never be achieved in a single lifetime. Knowing this, he chose to entrust his dream and legacy to his two sons, and began to teach them ninshū. The older son, Indra, was acknowledged by Hagoromo as a true prodigy, who quickly began to revel in his natural prowess and became very solitary. The younger son, Asura, proved to be the exact opposite, having shown no special abilities or natural talent, but he pushed on through his limitations, growing stronger and more mature because of his struggles and making friends along the way. Hagoromo acknowledged Asura's chosen path, agreeing that love and cooperation were the true keys to peace.[6]

Young Biju

Hagoromo with the young tailed beasts.

Inspired by his younger son, Hagoromo separated the Ten-Tails' chakra within his body and used his Creation of All Things ability to divide it into nine separated bodies, creating the tailed beasts and giving each a name.[7] As a result of extracting them all at once, Hagoromo was left weakened and incapacitated for several months, though the powerful life force of the Ten-Tails' husk kept him alive.[8] Some time after their creation, the young tailed beasts were told that they were all still linked to one another despite being separate entities. Hagoromo also told them that they would eventually become one again, yet not as they originally were, and that one shall appear at that time to show them what true power is.[9] Hagoromo eventually used Chibaku Tensei to seal the husk of the Ten-Tails in what would become the moon.[10] On his deathbed, he chose Asura to be his successor, but Indra, overcome by bitterness and envy as well as being encouraged and manipulated by Black Zetsu, fought against his brother, beginning a war between them that would continue through their descendants.[11][12]

Suspecting that Indra or one of his reincarnations would eventually attempt to take Asura's power for themselves, Hagoromo left behind a tablet detailing his history in an attempt to make them reconsider.[13] Only those who possess the Rinnegan can fully decipher the contents of the tablet, while a reader with other dōjutsu such as the Sharingan can still partially interpret the information.[14] However, unknown to him, Black Zetsu had altered the contents of his tablet so he could manipulate Indra's descendants, the Uchiha clan, through the ages into resurrecting Kaguya and initiating the Infinite Tsukuyomi anew.[15]

Even though Hagoromo died and his body destroyed, his chakra and consciousness remained and traversed the world throughout the centuries.

Personality Edit

Hagoromo was a man who sought peace by spreading his wisdom across the world. He was exceptionally wise, as he was able to bring about a great change to the world by simply disseminating the principles of chakra and his religion. He also seemed to care a great deal for the tailed beasts when they were still with him; he gave them each a name as a sign of their individuality, and told them that no matter how far apart they grew, they would always be together, and would someday be led down the right path. In return, the tailed beasts showed respect and adoration for the Sage. Kurama even shed a tear at the thought of his imminent passing, suggesting that the beasts might even have viewed him as a sort of father-figure.

Upon meeting Naruto, Hagoromo showed himself to be a very patient and composed individual, being unaffected by Naruto's outbursts. He was a very intelligent man, able to methodically learn new forms of study including language and culture.[16] He was also very stern about his teachings being recognised as "ninshū", noting that "ninjutsu" was created for combat unlike ninshū's pursuit of peace, and gripped his staff rather tightly when Naruto failed to distinguish the difference between the two. [17] At the same time, Hagoromo was a very modest man, openly admitting to his personal mistakes and shame as a father and leader. Despite his deified status, he also believed that no one should have more power than any other because it leaves a strong chance of the person becoming arrogant and desire even greater power.

Appearance Edit

Young Hagoromo

Hagoromo in his younger days.

Hagoromo was a tall and pale-skinned man, who had deep wrinkles in his elderly age. He had spiky, shoulder-length, pale-red hair, with a chin-length braid hanging in front of his left ear. He also sported a chin goatee which tapered down to his waist. Hagoromo inherited horn-like protrusions on his forehead from his mother. He also had a red Rinnegan marking in the centre of his forehead and a light-coloured circle representing Yang in his right palm. In his younger days, Hagoromo's goatee was shorter.

He wore a white, full-length kimono with a pattern of six black (red in the anime) magatama around a high collar, beneath which he wore a necklace which was also made up of six magatama. On the back of his kimono was a larger Rinnegan-like marking with a pattern of nine magatama arranged in three rows of three beneath it.

Abilities Edit

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Hagoromo using Creation of All Things.

Though not a great deal is known about all the skills Hagoromo possessed, he is widely accepted to be the most powerful figure in history, second only to his own mother, having defeated the Ten-Tails, albeit with his brother's help. As it was revered as a god, Hagoromo himself came to be seen as a god himself after becoming its jinchūriki, as well as the man to first understand the very nature of chakra itself. This wisdom, combined with his kekkei genkai, the Rinnegan, allowed Hagoromo to create the original form of ninjutsu, ninshū. With such powers at his disposal, Hagoromo obtained a great following, as men and women from across the world strove to learn from his teachings. The power of his chakra was later shown to even transcend time itself, and was able to continue observing the world and meet with people long after his death.

Jinchūriki Transformation Edit

As the very first jinchūriki in history, having the Ten-Tails' great power contained within him, Hagoromo developed immeasurable power and chakra that far surpassed all others. Hagoromo gained the ability to fly as well as manifest and wield unique chakra-formed weapons. One is a holy sword known as the Sword of Nunoboko, which he reportedly used to shape the world.[18] The other is a completely black, dual-headed shakujō. One end has the typical ringed hoop, while the other end possesses a crescent shaped curve, representing the sun and moon respectively.[19]

Ninshū Edit

A man of great wisdom and power, Hagoromo invented ninshū as a way to bring peace to a war-torn world, sharing chakra with others as a mean to connect with everyone. He intended for this power to connect all humans and bring forth harmony, however, following his death, humans would use this to widen the rift between them all, turning it into what became ninjutsu.

Fūinjutsu Edit

Using fūinjutsu he was able to first seal the Ten-Tails into his own body, and was later able to seal it away when his life came to an end. Even on his deathbed, Hagoromo was able to employ his Chibaku Tensei technique on a massive scale and use that chakra to create the moon to imprison the body of the Ten-Tails within it, a clear testament to his incredible power. His mastery of this skill also allowed him to brand others with a portion of his powers.

Nature Transformation Edit

With the power of his Rinnegan, Hagoromo became the first person to master all five basic elements. He also obtained the power of the Yin-Yang release. Through his Yang chakra, he could stabilise people's fading life-forces and even regrow lost organs. Through his Yin chakra, he could greatly strengthen his other techniques. By using his Yang chakra, the essence of physical energy, along with his with Yin chakra, the essence of spiritual energy, Hagoromo had the ability to create form from nothingness with a mere thought to bring it to life. Hagoromo created the nine tailed beasts from the Ten-Tails' chakra by using this ability.[7]

Bukijutsu Edit

Hagoromo was shown carrying two objects. One was what appeared to be a katana, implying that he was skilled in kenjutsu, whilst the other was a shakujō — a Buddhist ringed staff which is meant to be used in prayer.[20][21]

Treasured Tools Edit

Hagoromo wielded unique tools which became known as the Treasured Tools of the Sage of the Six Paths, each of which possess a unique and powerful ability. The five treasures are: the Bashōsen, Benihisago, Kōkinjō, Shichiseiken, and the Kohaku no Jōhei. By combining the Benihisago, Kōkinjō, and Shichiseiken, Hagoromo could capture the word soul of his victims, and then draw them into the gourd to seal them away. With the Bashōsen, he could generate any of the five basic elements. The Kohaku no Jōhei allowed him to seal anyone without the elaborate procedures used for the Benihisago.

Dōjutsu Edit

Rinnegan Edit

Hagoromo was believed to have been the only shinobi to have fully mastered the Rinnegan, and also learned to control all five types of nature chakra. As a wielder of the Rinnegan, [22] Nagato openly admitted his power with the Rinnegan was nothing compared to Hagoromo's.[23]

Six Paths Sage Technique Edit

Hagoromo also wielded all the abilities of the Six Paths Technique, which was revealed upon Hagoromo sharing his power with Naruto and Sasuke. Madara confirmed it describing Sasuke's power as Rinnegan and Naruto's power as Six Paths Sage Technique. Madara also admitted that he possesses both powers himself.

Part II Edit

Infinite Tsukuyomi Arc Edit

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Hagoromo introduces himself to Naruto.

After the Yin half of Kurama was sealed inside of Naruto Uzumaki, the legendary sage met within Naruto's mind to speak with him, noting that he felt drawn to Naruto. After the young shinobi grows angry from Hagoromo's philosophical speech, Hagoromo gets to the matter at hand. He begins to explain his family history from his mother to his two sons, to Naruto, which lead him to reveal to the latter, that he is in fact the reincarnation of his younger son Asura. Realising that Naruto had already realised this on some level, Hagoromo also went on to explain that similarly, Indra has repeatedly reincarnated himself into others, most recently, as Naruto correctly guessed, Sasuke Uchiha. Hagoromo explained that Indra's previous incarnation, Madara, sought not only the Sage's power, but that of his mother's, having broken from the normal cycle of life.

Hagoromo Naruto and Sasuke

Hagoromo transfers his power to Naruto and Sasuke.

As the Sage asked Naruto to stop Madara, Naruto thanked him for his trust, to which Hagoromo insisted that he deserved no praise after his failings as a father and leader as well as having let the world continue to follow the belief of power for peace. Naruto disagreed with Hagoromo being a failure, to which Gyūki, Shukaku, and the Yin half of Kurama agreed as they appeared inside Naruto's mind. As the tailed beasts voiced their agreement to Naruto being the child of the prophecy, Hagoromo summoned the other tailed beasts. Admitting to his mistake of solely trusting one son and ignoring the other, Hagoromo entrusted Naruto to help reshape the world for the better. He then asked Naruto what his goal was after the war ended. Simultaneously elsewhere, Hagoromo met with Sasuke, telling him the same story and asking him the same question. Accepting the answers of his reincarnated offspring, Hagoromo transferred his power to the two friends, ensuring he did not repeat the mistake of only entrusting the task to just one. Dividing his power evenly between the two young ninja, Hagaromo gives to Naruto his Six Paths Sage Techniques and Yang chakra, and to Sasuke his dōjutsu powers and Yin chakra.

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Hagoromo manifests himself before the Hokage.

Later on, Hagoromo emerges from Madara's body in front of the reanimated Hokage, recognising Hashirama as Asura's previous reincarnation. Hagoromo then explains the current situation to the Hokage, telling them of a powerful sealing technique that he is unable to perform now as he gave nearly all his power to Sasuke and Naruto. Unable to act himself, he instead gives instructions to the Hokage.

Legacy Edit

It is almost impossible to overestimate Hagoromo's effect on the course of the ninja world's development. As the first true ninja, he created the ninja world, revolutionised it, and left it forever changed. As his disciples grew continuously greater in number, it led to the creation of ninja clans. However, despite his efforts of using ninshū to promote peace through the world, over time following his passing, people began to use chakra as means to get stronger and weaponised this power, deviating away from the true teachings of ninshū and ultimately formed what became ninjutsu.

As time passed, Hagoromo ultimately faded into legend. His bloodline was divided into the descendants of his two children, which would eventually form the Senju clan — and through distant relations, the Uzumaki clan — and the Uchiha clan. As a result of Madara Uchiha acquiring and integrating the DNA of Hashirama Senju into his body, the Rinnegan would later resurface. Though he noted nothing happened initially after the DNA integration, when Madara neared the end of his natural lifespan, the dōjutsu finally awakened.[24] With that, Madara managed to undo Hagoromo's seal on the vessel of the Ten-Tails by summoning it from the moon and formulated the Eye of the Moon Plan to become the Ten-Tails' new jinchūriki.[24]

Because Nagato, a pupil of Jiraiya's, possessed the Rinnegan, the latter suspected Nagato to be the reincarnation of the Sage himself.[25] In reality, Madara had secretly transplanted his own Rinnegan into the boy without his knowledge.[24] Nagato, as a descendant of the Senju-related Uzumaki clan, was the perfect host for the dōjutsu; however, Nagato himself noted that his own power would have paled in comparison to the Sage's.[26] Others, including Kakashi Hatake, noted that the Rinnegan was viewed merely as a mutation.[27] The tailed beasts' recognition of Hagoromo (and their apparent status as the only survivors from his lifetime), lended credibility to his existence.[28][29]

Before he died, Hagoromo was told of a prophecy from Gamamaru that a blue-eyed mischievous boy will unite the tailed beasts and change the world, which he relayed to the young tailed beasts. The tailed beasts would all later come to agree that this person is Naruto Uzumaki.[30][31]

Trivia Edit

  • 'Hagoromo' (羽衣) literally means 'feather mantle' and is a reference to The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, in which Princess Kaguya is given a hagoromo to wear upon her return to the moon. The surname 'Ōtsutsuki' (大筒木) roughly means 'big bamboo tree' and is derived from an obscure passage in the second volume of the Kojiki about the genealogies of Emperor Suinin, eleventh emperor of Japan, which states that he had a consort named Kaguyahime no Mikoto (迦具夜比売命), the daughter of a king named Ōtsutsukitarine no Miko (大筒木垂根王); tradition holds that these individuals served as the basis for Princess Kaguya and the old bamboo cutter in the aforementioned tale.
    • His horn-like appendages may in fact symbolise rabbit ears, representing his connection to the moon by evoking the moon rabbit; pop culture depictions of Princess Kaguya and the moon-folk often incorporate features like rabbit ears for this reason.
  • The necklace that Hagoromo wore might be a reference to the Yasakani Jewel; a legendary magatama necklace that is part of the Japanese Imperial Regalia, together with the Kusanagi Sword and the Yata Mirror.
  • Hagoromo shares the same nickname with both the First and Third Hokage, who were all known as the God of Shinobi (忍の神, Shinobi no Kami).
  • Due to the Gold and Silver Brothers' ability to assimilate Kurama's chakra by eating some of its flesh, the Fourth Raikage suspected them to be distantly related to Hagoromo.[32] This could also explain their proficiency with the Treasured Tools of the Sage of the Six Paths.

Quotes Edit

  • (As quoted by Jiraiya) "I am the one who will establish peace and order." (「我安寧秩序を成す者」, "Ware annei chitsujo o nasu mono.")[25]
  • (To the tailed beasts) "I don't have long any more. Shukaku, Matatabi, Isobu, Son Gokū, Kokuō, Saiken, Chōmei, Gyūki, Kurama. Even though you have been separated, you shall always be together. Until eventually that time shall come when you will become one… You each carry a name… And with a different shape than you had up to now, you will be shown a righteous path, different from the time you spent inside of me. What is true power… …Until that time…" (「私はもう長くない 守鶴・又旅・磯撫・孫悟空・穆王・犀犬・重明・牛鬼・九喇嘛 離れていてもお前達はいつも一緒だ いずれ一つとなる時が来よう…それぞれの名を持ち…今までとは違う形でな そして私の中に居た時と違い正しく導かれる 本当の力とは何か… …その時まで…」, "Watashi wa mō nagakunai. Shukaku, Matatabi, Isobu, Son Gokū, Kokuō, Saiken, Chōmei, Gyūki, Kurama. Hanarete ite mo omaetachi wa itsumo issho da. Izure hitotsu to naru toki ga koyō… Sorezore no na o mochi… Ima made to wa chigau katachi de na. Soshite watashi no naka ni ita toki to chigai tadashiku michibikareru. Hontō no chikara to wa nani ka… …Sono toki made…")[9]
  • (To Naruto) "Not ninjutsu, Ninshū! My Ninshū was created to inspire hope. Do not confuse it with ninjutsu, which was made to create war!"[33]

References Edit

  1. Naruto chapter 646, page 8
  2. 2.0 2.1 Naruto chapter 373, page 3
  3. Naruto chapter 446, page 10
  4. Naruto chapter 665, pages 6-7
  5. Naruto chapter 446, pages 9-10
  6. Naruto chapter 670, pages 14-19
  7. 7.0 7.1 Naruto chapter 510, pages 11-12
  8. Naruto chapter 656, pages 8-9
  9. 9.0 9.1 Naruto chapter 572, pages 12-13
  10. Naruto chapter 467, pages 14-17
  11. Naruto chapter 462, pages 13-14
  12. Naruto chapter 681, page 10
  13. Naruto chapter 671, page 7
  14. Naruto chapter 467, page 12
  15. Naruto chapter 681, pages 10-11
  16. Naruto chapter 670, pages 3-10
  17. Naruto chapter 670, page 7
  18. Naruto chapter 651, pages 4-5
  19. Naruto chapter 671, page 1
  20. Naruto chapter 467, page 14
  21. Naruto chapter 670, page 13
  22. Naruto chapter 551, page 10
  23. Naruto chapter 439, page 7
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 Naruto chapter 606, page 13
  25. 25.0 25.1 Naruto chapter 446, page 10
  26. Naruto chapter 439, page 8
  27. Naruto chapter 462, page 11
  28. Naruto chapter 499, page 15
  29. Naruto chapter 568, page 10
  30. Naruto chapter 572, pages 12-15
  31. Naruto chapter 671, pages 12-14
  32. Naruto chapter 529, page 4
  33. Naruto chapter 670, page 7

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