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He was the younger son and heir of the [[Sage of the Six Paths]].
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{{translation|'''Asura Ōtsutsuki'''|大筒木アシュラ|Ōtsutsuki Ashura}} was the youngest son of [[Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki]] and heir to his [[Ninshū|teachings]]. He is also the ancestor of the [[Senju clan]], as well as the [[Uzumaki clan]].
   
 
== Background ==
 
== Background ==
He inherited the Sage's "body" — life force and physical energy — and believed that love was the key to peace. When the Sage was on his deathbed, he selected the younger brother to carry on his dreams of peace for the ninja world. The [[Uchiha clan ancestor|older brother]], believing he should have been chosen, fought him to try and claim what he felt he deserved. The descendants of the elder brother, who would become the [[Uchiha clan]], would continue this fight with the younger brother's descendants, who would become the [[Senju clan]].<ref name="chpt462">''Naruto'' chapter 462, pages 12-13</ref>
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[[File:Hagoromo and his sons.png|thumb|left|Asura and Indra with their father, both siblings preparing to undergo hand-to-hand combat.]]
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As a child, Asura lived in his genius brother [[Indra Ōtsutsuki]]'s shadow in every conceivable way, having displayed no natural talent himself. Because of this, Asura came to realise the value of others and their power of the many friends and allies he made before eventually awakening his own power which equalled that of Indra's.
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On his deathbed, Hagoromo selected Asura to carry on his dreams of peace for the world. Indra, believing that he should have been chosen, fought Asura to try and claim what he felt should have been his birthright. Both brothers went to their graves constantly fighting over the title of the successor of [[ninshū]], but not before leaving behind offsprings who would continue the battle for centuries to come. Indra's descendants — who would become the [[Uchiha clan]] — would continue this fight with Asura's descendants — who would become known as the Senju clan — never knowing why or how their hatred of each other came to be.<ref name="chpt462">Chapter 462, pages 12-13</ref>
   
 
== Personality ==
 
== Personality ==
He believed that love was the ultimate key to peace, and loved his father greatly as well.<ref name="chpt462"/>
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{{ImgRight|Asura's Personality.png|Asura being supported by his friends and loyal followers.}}
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Asura believed that love was the ultimate key to peace, and loved his father greatly as well.<ref name="chpt462" /> Though the son of the famed Sage of the Six Paths, Asura was born with practically no talent, but because of this, he learned the value of depending on and cooperating with others. Asura adored Indra he would constantly devote himself to studying, aiming to be like his older brother.<ref>Fourth Databook</ref> Through sheer hard work and determination, he was able to awaken his own power. Because he never lost sight of the value in people, he would ultimately become the successor to his father's [[ninshū]] as Hagoromo wanted the world to adopt this way of thinking.
   
 
== Appearance ==
 
== Appearance ==
He has short spiky hair with two locks of hair wrapped in bandages framed either side of his face in a similar manner to his brother. He also wore what seemed to be a [[forehead protector]] with markings on the sides but no symbol on the metal piece.
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Asura had short, spiky brown hair two locks of which were wrapped in bandages framing either side of his face in a similar manner to his brother, and also had stern facial features. He also wore what seemed to be a blank [[forehead protector]] and at a later time, bandages around his forehead. He wore a light-coloured kimono which was adorned with magatama around the collar. The kimono was held closed by a dark-coloured sash. Underneath all of this he wore a black full-body suit.
   
 
== Abilities ==
 
== Abilities ==
While virtually nothing is known of his abilities, he inherited his father's incredible life force and physical energy, and also fought using a shakujō which he was presumably skilled at wielding.
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[[File:Ashura Mode.png|thumb|left|Asura's battle avatar.]]
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As a child, Asura was considered to be unskilled, much unlike his genius older brother, Indra. Over the years, through gruelling hard work and dedication, plus support from his friends, Asura awakened his own power, his father's "''body''": life force, stamina, and physical energy; power rivalling that of his brother's as a late bloomer. This granted him a greater longevity and strong vitality, as well as the massive chakra reserves inherited by his transmigrants. He also became a capable leader, obtaining countless loyal followers. It was this way of operating that caused his father to make him the successor to ninshū.
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In battle, Asura was seen encased in a three-headed, six-armed avatar wielding several dark-coloured spheres. This avatar was capable of going head to head with Indra's Complete Body — Susanoo.<ref>Chapter 670, page 14-19</ref> He was also seen [[Bukijutsu|wielding]] a [[Wikipedia:Khakkhara|shakujō]], as well as a [[sword]] on different occasions.
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== Legacy ==
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[[File:Asura's Inheritor.png|thumb|right|The current inheritor of Asura's chakra, Naruto Uzumaki.]]
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Hagoromo noted that Asura's [[chakra]] remained even after his body was destroyed, and it was [[Reincarnation|reincarnated]] in various individuals throughout history who all inherited his will. His prior reincarnation being [[Hashirama Senju]]. When [[Madara Uchiha]], the reincarnation of Indra of Hashirama's time, his power hungry way has led him to forcefully obtain Hashirama's DNA and implant it into his own body, thus, a portion of Asura's chakra, and the two have resulted in Madara awakening the [[Rinnegan]]. When Hashirama and Madara died, the transmigration circle resumed, and [[Naruto Uzumaki]] became the current inheritor of Asura's will.
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Asura's ideals also allowed his father to realise a new possibility for the world, and with this he used the [[Creation of All Things]] to separate the [[Ten-Tails]]' chakra into nine [[tailed beasts]], gave each of them names, in the hopes that when the time came, they would to be reunited as a single entity, yet not as they originally were, and that one shall appear at that time to show them what true power is. The beasts would come to believe this individual to be Naruto centuries later.
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According to Black Zetsu, the reincarnations of Indra and Asura are almost always in conflict with each other and rarely work together. Naruto and Sasuke are one of the exceptions, assuming other exceptions have existed throughout the centuries.
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[[File:Friends Part.png|thumb|left|The cycle of conflict between Asura and Indra comes to an end.]]
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Ultimately, it was Asura's latest reincarnation, [[Naruto Uzumaki]] who managed to do what all of his prior incarnations had failed to do: end the rift created by the two lines of the reincarnated brothers, which Naruto achieved by defeating Indra's successor, [[Sasuke Uchiha]], in their final battle, finally bringing about the end of the bitter feud that had lasted for centuries.
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== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
* As the younger brother was born with the "willpower" of the Sage of the Six Paths and desired peace, it may be possible that [[Hashirama Senju]]'s "[[Will of Fire]]" refers to this. Similarly his brother's descendants rose to oppose this, inheriting the "[[Curse of Hatred]]".
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* The rivalry of Indra and Asura and their descendants (Uchiha and Senju) is derived from Hindu and Buddhist religions where the Gods, led by [[Wikipedia:Indra|Indra]], are in constant battle against the [[Wikipedia:Asura|Asuras]]. Although the Asuras were malevolent, and the Gods benevolent, here the roles are reversed.
* Like his father, he wielded a [[Wikipedia:Khakkhara|shakujō]] in battle. His choice of weapon could represent his desire for love and peace while his brother's choice of a [[sword]] could symbolise his lust for power.
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* His battle avatar is befitting of his name, as Asura are often depicted as belligerent beings with three faces and six arms much like the Asura Path of the Rinnegan as it is depicted the same way.
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* As Asura believed that love was the key to peace, it is possible that [[Hashirama Senju]]'s "[[Will of Fire]]" evolved from his beliefs. Similarly, his brother's [[Uchiha Clan|descendants]] rose to oppose this, inheriting the "[[Curse of Hatred]]".
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* Like his father, Asura mainly wielded a [[Wikipedia:Khakkhara|shakujō]] in battle. His choice of weapon could represent his desire for love and peace, while his brother's choice of a [[sword]] could symbolise his lust for power.
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* Through the use of [[shadow clones]] while using his [[Tailed Beast Mode]] and [[Six Paths Sage Mode]], [[Naruto Uzumaki]] was able to combine three of the avatars into a single, three-headed, six-armed [[:File:Naruto's Battle Avatar.png|construct]] similar to the one Asura used in battle.
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* Hagoromo stated he entrusted Asura with power.<ref>Chapter 692, page 17</ref> Aside from ninshū, it is unknown whether or not Hagoromo was referring to any of his own abilities or Yin–Yang Release, the latter of which is stated to be granted by those touched by Hagoromo.<ref>Fourth Databook</ref>
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== References ==
 
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Latest revision as of 02:54, March 25, 2015

Please note that this is the Narutopedia's article on the character. If you are looking for the article on the ability then you should head to Asura Path. For other uses, see Asura (disambiguation).
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Senju Ancestor Anime
(大筒木アシュラ, Ōtsutsuki Ashura)
Debut
Manga Chapter #462
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #203
Movie The Last: Naruto the Movie
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Impact
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game and Movie
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Birthdate Astrological Sign Gemini June 8 searchgray_iconsmall.png
Gender Gender Male Male
Status Deceased
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Asura Ōtsutsuki (大筒木アシュラ, Ōtsutsuki Ashura) was the youngest son of Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki and heir to his teachings. He is also the ancestor of the Senju clan, as well as the Uzumaki clan.

Background Edit

Hagoromo and his sons

Asura and Indra with their father, both siblings preparing to undergo hand-to-hand combat.

As a child, Asura lived in his genius brother Indra Ōtsutsuki's shadow in every conceivable way, having displayed no natural talent himself. Because of this, Asura came to realise the value of others and their power of the many friends and allies he made before eventually awakening his own power which equalled that of Indra's.

On his deathbed, Hagoromo selected Asura to carry on his dreams of peace for the world. Indra, believing that he should have been chosen, fought Asura to try and claim what he felt should have been his birthright. Both brothers went to their graves constantly fighting over the title of the successor of ninshū, but not before leaving behind offsprings who would continue the battle for centuries to come. Indra's descendants — who would become the Uchiha clan — would continue this fight with Asura's descendants — who would become known as the Senju clan — never knowing why or how their hatred of each other came to be.[2]

Personality Edit

Asura&#039;s Personality

Asura being supported by his friends and loyal followers.

Asura believed that love was the ultimate key to peace, and loved his father greatly as well.[2] Though the son of the famed Sage of the Six Paths, Asura was born with practically no talent, but because of this, he learned the value of depending on and cooperating with others. Asura adored Indra he would constantly devote himself to studying, aiming to be like his older brother.[3] Through sheer hard work and determination, he was able to awaken his own power. Because he never lost sight of the value in people, he would ultimately become the successor to his father's ninshū as Hagoromo wanted the world to adopt this way of thinking.

Appearance Edit

Asura had short, spiky brown hair — two locks of which were wrapped in bandages framing either side of his face in a similar manner to his brother, and also had stern facial features. He also wore what seemed to be a blank forehead protector and at a later time, bandages around his forehead. He wore a light-coloured kimono which was adorned with magatama around the collar. The kimono was held closed by a dark-coloured sash. Underneath all of this he wore a black full-body suit.

Abilities Edit

Ashura Mode

Asura's battle avatar.

As a child, Asura was considered to be unskilled, much unlike his genius older brother, Indra. Over the years, through gruelling hard work and dedication, plus support from his friends, Asura awakened his own power, his father's "body": life force, stamina, and physical energy; power rivalling that of his brother's as a late bloomer. This granted him a greater longevity and strong vitality, as well as the massive chakra reserves inherited by his transmigrants. He also became a capable leader, obtaining countless loyal followers. It was this way of operating that caused his father to make him the successor to ninshū.

In battle, Asura was seen encased in a three-headed, six-armed avatar wielding several dark-coloured spheres. This avatar was capable of going head to head with Indra's Complete Body — Susanoo.[4] He was also seen wielding a shakujō, as well as a sword on different occasions.

Legacy Edit

Asura&#039;s Inheritor

The current inheritor of Asura's chakra, Naruto Uzumaki.

Hagoromo noted that Asura's chakra remained even after his body was destroyed, and it was reincarnated in various individuals throughout history who all inherited his will. His prior reincarnation being Hashirama Senju. When Madara Uchiha, the reincarnation of Indra of Hashirama's time, his power hungry way has led him to forcefully obtain Hashirama's DNA and implant it into his own body, thus, a portion of Asura's chakra, and the two have resulted in Madara awakening the Rinnegan. When Hashirama and Madara died, the transmigration circle resumed, and Naruto Uzumaki became the current inheritor of Asura's will.

Asura's ideals also allowed his father to realise a new possibility for the world, and with this he used the Creation of All Things to separate the Ten-Tails' chakra into nine tailed beasts, gave each of them names, in the hopes that when the time came, they would to be reunited as a single entity, yet not as they originally were, and that one shall appear at that time to show them what true power is. The beasts would come to believe this individual to be Naruto centuries later.

According to Black Zetsu, the reincarnations of Indra and Asura are almost always in conflict with each other and rarely work together. Naruto and Sasuke are one of the exceptions, assuming other exceptions have existed throughout the centuries.

Friends Part

The cycle of conflict between Asura and Indra comes to an end.

Ultimately, it was Asura's latest reincarnation, Naruto Uzumaki who managed to do what all of his prior incarnations had failed to do: end the rift created by the two lines of the reincarnated brothers, which Naruto achieved by defeating Indra's successor, Sasuke Uchiha, in their final battle, finally bringing about the end of the bitter feud that had lasted for centuries.

Trivia Edit

  • The rivalry of Indra and Asura and their descendants (Uchiha and Senju) is derived from Hindu and Buddhist religions where the Gods, led by Indra, are in constant battle against the Asuras. Although the Asuras were malevolent, and the Gods benevolent, here the roles are reversed.
  • His battle avatar is befitting of his name, as Asura are often depicted as belligerent beings with three faces and six arms much like the Asura Path of the Rinnegan as it is depicted the same way.
  • As Asura believed that love was the key to peace, it is possible that Hashirama Senju's "Will of Fire" evolved from his beliefs. Similarly, his brother's descendants rose to oppose this, inheriting the "Curse of Hatred".
  • Like his father, Asura mainly wielded a shakujō in battle. His choice of weapon could represent his desire for love and peace, while his brother's choice of a sword could symbolise his lust for power.
  • Through the use of shadow clones while using his Tailed Beast Mode and Six Paths Sage Mode, Naruto Uzumaki was able to combine three of the avatars into a single, three-headed, six-armed construct similar to the one Asura used in battle.
  • Hagoromo stated he entrusted Asura with power.[5] Aside from ninshū, it is unknown whether or not Hagoromo was referring to any of his own abilities or Yin–Yang Release, the latter of which is stated to be granted by those touched by Hagoromo.[6]

References Edit

  1. Fourth Databook, page 19
  2. 2.0 2.1 Chapter 462, pages 12-13
  3. Fourth Databook
  4. Chapter 670, page 14-19
  5. Chapter 692, page 17
  6. Fourth Databook

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