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== History ==
 
== History ==
After [[Kisame Hoshigaki]] killed its [[Fuguki Suikazan|former wielder]], the blade came into his possession.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 507, page 12</ref> The two had a long history together and during this period, confronted [[Asuma Sarutobi|various]] [[Might Guy|renowned]] shinobi on several occasions, with their pairing leading Kisame to become regarded as a {{translation|"''[[Tailed Beast]] without a Tail''"|尾を持たない尾獣|O o Motanai Bijū|engtv=Tailless Tailed Beast}}.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 468, page 9</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 471, page 15</ref> They were together for so long in fact, that their [[chakra]] signatures eventually became identical, which Kisame could use to his advantage by concealing himself within Samehada in order to avoid detection by [[sensor]]s.
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After [[Kisame Hoshigaki]] killed [[Fuguki Suikazan]], the previous owner, the blade came into his possession.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 507, page 12</ref> The two had a long history together and during this period, confronted [[Asuma Sarutobi|various]] [[Might Guy|renowned]] shinobi on several occasions, with their pairing leading Kisame to become regarded as a {{translation|"''[[Tailed Beast]] without a Tail''"|尾を持たない尾獣|O o Motanai Bijū|engtv=Tailless Tailed Beast}}.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 468, page 9</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 471, page 15</ref> They were together for so long in fact, that their [[chakra]] signatures eventually became identical, which Kisame could use to his advantage by concealing himself within Samehada in order to avoid detection by [[sensor]]s.
   
 
[[File:Infiltrator.png|thumb|left|Kisame hiding within Samehada.]]
 
[[File:Infiltrator.png|thumb|left|Kisame hiding within Samehada.]]
During Kisame's initial fight with [[Killer B]], Samehada grew fond of the taste of B's particular chakra and ultimately betrayed Kisame, returning some of the chakra it had previously absorbed from B during their battle and even shielding him from Kisame's attacks. Despite this, Kisame was still able to force Samehada to comply to his commands, allowing him to hide within it and infiltrate [[Kumogakure]] as a spy, before forcefully using it to absorb B's chakra when his presence was exposed.
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During Kisame's initial fight with [[Killer B]], Samehada grew fond of the taste of B's particular chakra and ultimately betrayed Kisame, although being one of [[Zetsu]]'s [[Parasite Clone|clone]] in [[Substitute Technique|disguise]], returning some of the chakra it had previously absorbed from B during their battle and even shielding him from his attacks. Despite this, Kisame was still able to force Samehada to comply to his commands, allowing him to hide within it and infiltrate [[Kumogakure]] as a spy, before forcefully using it to absorb B's chakra when his presence was exposed.
   
 
After Kisame's death, Samehada actually ''cries'' for him, not only bestowing the blade with even more lifelike characteristics but also, standing as a testament to the bond shared between the two. Now in B's possession, Samehada kept five of his [[Supervibrato Lightning Release Swords]] within it, to better assist him during the events of the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 549, page 16</ref>
 
After Kisame's death, Samehada actually ''cries'' for him, not only bestowing the blade with even more lifelike characteristics but also, standing as a testament to the bond shared between the two. Now in B's possession, Samehada kept five of his [[Supervibrato Lightning Release Swords]] within it, to better assist him during the events of the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 549, page 16</ref>
   
 
== Appearance ==
 
== Appearance ==
[[File:Samehada Unwrapped Anime.jpg|thumb|right|Samehada without bandages, after having grown at its largest.]]
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[[File:-Samehada-.JPG|thumb|right|Samehada, wrapped in bandages.]]
 
Though mostly wrapped in bandages, Samehada's construction is atypical in that its actual blade is comprised from a series of downward facing scales running along the entirety of its length until its hilt, at the base of which is a small skull. Samehada grows larger in proportion to the amount of chakra it absorbs, causing its scales to become so long that they ultimately resemble shark fins and its mouth, located at the tip of the blade, to become even more pronounced. Keeping Samehada wrapped in bandages apparently helps to inhibit this growth to a certain extent.
 
Though mostly wrapped in bandages, Samehada's construction is atypical in that its actual blade is comprised from a series of downward facing scales running along the entirety of its length until its hilt, at the base of which is a small skull. Samehada grows larger in proportion to the amount of chakra it absorbs, causing its scales to become so long that they ultimately resemble shark fins and its mouth, located at the tip of the blade, to become even more pronounced. Keeping Samehada wrapped in bandages apparently helps to inhibit this growth to a certain extent.
   
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Samehada is unique for being a sentient weapon that gains nourishment from the chakra of others and as such, the blade is at its happiest when engorged with chakra that possesses both a distinctive and pleasant ''flavour''. It apparently greatly enjoys Killer B's chakra since, according to Kisame, it tastes like octopus. However, it has shown displeasure towards [[fire]]-natured chakra, stating that — according to B — it's far too hot.
 
Samehada is unique for being a sentient weapon that gains nourishment from the chakra of others and as such, the blade is at its happiest when engorged with chakra that possesses both a distinctive and pleasant ''flavour''. It apparently greatly enjoys Killer B's chakra since, according to Kisame, it tastes like octopus. However, it has shown displeasure towards [[fire]]-natured chakra, stating that — according to B — it's far too hot.
   
Being capable of conscious thought, Samehada chooses its own user, an exclusive process that has often resulted in it being thought of as notoriously picky. If someone it disapproves of attempts to wield it, spikes protrude from the handle in order to force them to release their grasp, at which point Samehada will make efforts to return to its chosen owner. Even if it did betray its former owner for a more powerful wielder, the blade was at least close enough to Kisame to mourn his death.
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Being capable of conscious thought, Samehada chooses its own user, an exclusive process that has often resulted in it being thought of as notoriously picky. If someone it disapproves of attempts to wield it, spikes protrude from the handle in order to force them to release their grasp, at which point Samehada will make efforts to return to its chosen owner. Even if it did betray its former owner for a more powerful wielder like Killer B, the blade was at least close enough to Kisame to mourn his death.
   
 
== Abilities ==
 
== Abilities ==
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As the blade is made up of scales, it inflicts injuries through shredding or shaving what it comes into contact with, rather than just cutting the object in question. This flaying effect is similar to a [[wikipedia:Dermal denticle|shark's skin]], hence the sword's name. While it ordinarily remains rigid, Samehada's hilt is able to stretch and bend to great extent, allowing the weapon to be used like a [[Wikipedia:Flail (weapon)|flail]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 470, page 12</ref>
 
As the blade is made up of scales, it inflicts injuries through shredding or shaving what it comes into contact with, rather than just cutting the object in question. This flaying effect is similar to a [[wikipedia:Dermal denticle|shark's skin]], hence the sword's name. While it ordinarily remains rigid, Samehada's hilt is able to stretch and bend to great extent, allowing the weapon to be used like a [[Wikipedia:Flail (weapon)|flail]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 470, page 12</ref>
   
Samehada shares a symbiotic relationship with its wielder, similar to that of the [[kikaichū]]. Although it continually consumes the chakra of its owner, its largest ''meals'' come from fights, wherein it [[Chakra Absorption Techniques|absorbs the chakra]] of the opposition instead. Such an ability allows Samehada to literally slice through an opponent's [[Ninjutsu|techniques]], in spite of whether the chakra has been [[Nature Transformation|transformed]] or not,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 468, page 5</ref> and even prevent them from being performed by absorbing all of the necessary chakra, before [[Hand Seals|preparations]] can be completed.<ref name="chpt146">''Naruto'' chapter 146, pages 16-17</ref><ref name="chpt506">''Naruto'' chapter 506, page 4</ref> This is particularly useful when fighting [[jinchūriki]], as Samehada can quickly deplete their large chakra supplies as well as remove their chakra cloaks, illustrated when [[Killer B]] was reduced back to Version 1 after initially being in Version 2.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 471, page 13</ref> However, it seems to be unable to automatically absorb ambient chakra, as in all instances where it has absorbed chakra are when either the opponent had a visible aura around them or when direct physical contact had already been established.<ref name="chpt146"/><ref name="chpt506"/> Due to its voracious appetite, Samehada is drawn to those with large chakra supplies, allowing it to be used as a quasi-[[sensor]].
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Samehada shares a symbiotic relationship with its wielder, similar to that of the [[kikaichū]]. Although it continually consumes the chakra of its owner, its largest ''meals'' come from fights, wherein it [[Chakra Absorption Techniques|absorbs the chakra]] of the opposition instead. Such an ability allows Samehada to literally slice through an opponent's [[Ninjutsu|techniques]], in spite of whether the chakra has been [[Nature Transformation|transformed]] or not,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 468, page 5</ref> and even prevent them from being performed by absorbing all of the necessary chakra, before [[Hand Seals|preparations]] can be completed.<ref name="chpt146">''Naruto'' chapter 146, pages 16-17</ref><ref name="chpt506">''Naruto'' chapter 506, page 4</ref> This is particularly useful when fighting [[jinchūriki]], as Samehada can quickly deplete their large chakra supplies as well as remove their chakra cloaks, illustrated when [[Killer B]] was reduced back to Version 1 after initially being in Version 2.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 471, page 13</ref> In the anime it was even capable of "eating" a "Version Two" [[Tailed Beast Ball]].<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 318</ref> However, it seems to be unable to automatically absorb ambient chakra, as in all instances where it has absorbed chakra are when either the opponent had a visible aura around them or when direct physical contact had already been established.<ref name="chpt146"/><ref name="chpt506"/> Due to its voracious appetite, Samehada is drawn to those with large chakra supplies, allowing it to be used as a quasi-[[sensor]].
   
 
[[File:Kisame.png|thumb|right|Kisame and Samehada fused.]]
 
[[File:Kisame.png|thumb|right|Kisame and Samehada fused.]]
While the ability to absorb chakra is useful in defeating opponents, it is also beneficial to the user as well. Samehada has the ability to transfer the chakra it has absorbed to the wielder by partially fusing with them, so it can be used to either regenerate injuries or replenish their chakra reserves. This makes the user of this sword extremely difficult to defeat, however, a wielder such as Kisame can take this fusion one step further, by completely merging with Samehada. Doing so causes him to become much more shark-like in appearance, growing fins and webbed hands that allow him to move through water with considerable ease. Kisame also receives some of Samehada's abilities while in this form, such as being able to extend spikes from his body for offence, and absorbing chakra when others come into direct contact with him, as well as the ability to track chakra.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 472, pages 8-11</ref>
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While the ability to absorb chakra is useful in defeating opponents, it is also beneficial to the user as well. Samehada has the ability to transfer the chakra it has absorbed to the wielder by partially fusing with them, so it can be used to either revitalise the wielders chakra and stamina or instantly heal even fatal injuries. This makes the user of this sword extremely difficult to defeat conventionally. A wielder such as Kisame can take this fusion one step further, by completely merging with Samehada. Doing so causes him to become much more shark-like in appearance, growing fins and webbed hands that allow him to move through water with considerable ease. Kisame also receives some of Samehada's abilities while in this form, such as being able to extend spikes from his body for offence, and absorbing chakra when others come into direct contact with him, as well as the ability to track chakra.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 472, pages 8-11</ref>
   
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
* [[Suigetsu Hōzuki]] noted that he wanted to acquire Samehada for himself, something he planned to accomplish by defeating Kisame.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 352, page 12</ref>
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* [[Suigetsu Hōzuki]] noted that he wanted to acquire Samehada (along with the other five blades lost to missing-nin) for himself, something he planned to accomplish by defeating Kisame.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 352, page 12</ref>
   
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
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Samehada

Samehada Unwrapped Anime
Name
Kanji 鮫肌
Rōmaji Samehada
Literal English Shark Skin
English TV Shark Skin
Games Broadsword
Other Greatsword (大刀, Daitō)
Debut
Manga Chapter #141
Anime Naruto Episode #81
Movie Naruto 6: Road to Ninja
Game Naruto: Gekitō Ninja Taisen! 4
OVA Hidden Leaf Village Grand Sports Festival!
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game and Movie
Data
Wielder

Samehada (鮫肌; Literally meaning "Shark Skin") is a large sentient sword, comparable in size to the Kubikiribōchō. It is described as "the most terrifying of all the Seven Swordsmen's blades"[1] and even earned the title of "greatsword" (大刀, daitō), further adding to its fearsome reputation.

History Edit

After Kisame Hoshigaki killed Fuguki Suikazan, the previous owner, the blade came into his possession.[2] The two had a long history together and during this period, confronted various renowned shinobi on several occasions, with their pairing leading Kisame to become regarded as a "Tailed Beast without a Tail" (尾を持たない尾獣, O o Motanai Bijū; English TV "Tailless Tailed Beast").[3][4] They were together for so long in fact, that their chakra signatures eventually became identical, which Kisame could use to his advantage by concealing himself within Samehada in order to avoid detection by sensors.

Infiltrator

Kisame hiding within Samehada.

During Kisame's initial fight with Killer B, Samehada grew fond of the taste of B's particular chakra and ultimately betrayed Kisame, although being one of Zetsu's clone in disguise, returning some of the chakra it had previously absorbed from B during their battle and even shielding him from his attacks. Despite this, Kisame was still able to force Samehada to comply to his commands, allowing him to hide within it and infiltrate Kumogakure as a spy, before forcefully using it to absorb B's chakra when his presence was exposed.

After Kisame's death, Samehada actually cries for him, not only bestowing the blade with even more lifelike characteristics but also, standing as a testament to the bond shared between the two. Now in B's possession, Samehada kept five of his Supervibrato Lightning Release Swords within it, to better assist him during the events of the Fourth Shinobi World War.[5]

Appearance Edit

-Samehada-

Samehada, wrapped in bandages.

Though mostly wrapped in bandages, Samehada's construction is atypical in that its actual blade is comprised from a series of downward facing scales running along the entirety of its length until its hilt, at the base of which is a small skull. Samehada grows larger in proportion to the amount of chakra it absorbs, causing its scales to become so long that they ultimately resemble shark fins and its mouth, located at the tip of the blade, to become even more pronounced. Keeping Samehada wrapped in bandages apparently helps to inhibit this growth to a certain extent.

Personality Edit

Samehada is unique for being a sentient weapon that gains nourishment from the chakra of others and as such, the blade is at its happiest when engorged with chakra that possesses both a distinctive and pleasant flavour. It apparently greatly enjoys Killer B's chakra since, according to Kisame, it tastes like octopus. However, it has shown displeasure towards fire-natured chakra, stating that — according to B — it's far too hot.

Being capable of conscious thought, Samehada chooses its own user, an exclusive process that has often resulted in it being thought of as notoriously picky. If someone it disapproves of attempts to wield it, spikes protrude from the handle in order to force them to release their grasp, at which point Samehada will make efforts to return to its chosen owner. Even if it did betray its former owner for a more powerful wielder like Killer B, the blade was at least close enough to Kisame to mourn his death.

Abilities Edit

Samehada's ability

B using Samehada to slice through Itachi Uchiha's Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique.

As the blade is made up of scales, it inflicts injuries through shredding or shaving what it comes into contact with, rather than just cutting the object in question. This flaying effect is similar to a shark's skin, hence the sword's name. While it ordinarily remains rigid, Samehada's hilt is able to stretch and bend to great extent, allowing the weapon to be used like a flail.[6]

Samehada shares a symbiotic relationship with its wielder, similar to that of the kikaichū. Although it continually consumes the chakra of its owner, its largest meals come from fights, wherein it absorbs the chakra of the opposition instead. Such an ability allows Samehada to literally slice through an opponent's techniques, in spite of whether the chakra has been transformed or not,[7] and even prevent them from being performed by absorbing all of the necessary chakra, before preparations can be completed.[8][9] This is particularly useful when fighting jinchūriki, as Samehada can quickly deplete their large chakra supplies as well as remove their chakra cloaks, illustrated when Killer B was reduced back to Version 1 after initially being in Version 2.[10] In the anime it was even capable of "eating" a "Version Two" Tailed Beast Ball.[11] However, it seems to be unable to automatically absorb ambient chakra, as in all instances where it has absorbed chakra are when either the opponent had a visible aura around them or when direct physical contact had already been established.[8][9] Due to its voracious appetite, Samehada is drawn to those with large chakra supplies, allowing it to be used as a quasi-sensor.

Kisame

Kisame and Samehada fused.

While the ability to absorb chakra is useful in defeating opponents, it is also beneficial to the user as well. Samehada has the ability to transfer the chakra it has absorbed to the wielder by partially fusing with them, so it can be used to either revitalise the wielders chakra and stamina or instantly heal even fatal injuries. This makes the user of this sword extremely difficult to defeat conventionally. A wielder such as Kisame can take this fusion one step further, by completely merging with Samehada. Doing so causes him to become much more shark-like in appearance, growing fins and webbed hands that allow him to move through water with considerable ease. Kisame also receives some of Samehada's abilities while in this form, such as being able to extend spikes from his body for offence, and absorbing chakra when others come into direct contact with him, as well as the ability to track chakra.[12]

Trivia Edit

  • Suigetsu Hōzuki noted that he wanted to acquire Samehada (along with the other five blades lost to missing-nin) for himself, something he planned to accomplish by defeating Kisame.[13]

References Edit

  1. Naruto chapter 468, page 9
  2. Naruto chapter 507, page 12
  3. Naruto chapter 468, page 9
  4. Naruto chapter 471, page 15
  5. Naruto chapter 549, page 16
  6. Naruto chapter 470, page 12
  7. Naruto chapter 468, page 5
  8. 8.0 8.1 Naruto chapter 146, pages 16-17
  9. 9.0 9.1 Naruto chapter 506, page 4
  10. Naruto chapter 471, page 13
  11. Naruto: Shippūden episode 318
  12. Naruto chapter 472, pages 8-11
  13. Naruto chapter 352, page 12

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