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{{translation|'''[[Wikipedia:Shinobi|Shinobi]]'''|忍}} otherwise referred to as {{translation|'''[[Wikipedia:Ninja|ninja]]'''|忍者}} in the English translation of ''Naruto'', are the primary focus and the main military power in the series. A female ninja is known as a {{translation|'''[[Wikipedia:Kunoichi|kunoichi]]'''|くノ一}}. Most come from a hidden village, of which some come from specialised [[ninja clans]], and will perform [[missions]] for a fee. These missions can include: doing manual labour, acting as escorts, gathering secret information, retrieving stolen items, carrying out assassinations, etc. In times of war, ninja will come together to defend their villages and land. The clearest characteristic of a shinobi is their ability to manipulate [[chakra]] to create and use [[Jutsu|techniques]]. Shinobi are expected to be loyal to their villages for life, and any defectors are considered to be [[missing-nin]], and will be marked for death.
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{{translation|'''[[Wikipedia:Shinobi|Shinobi]]'''|忍}} otherwise referred to as {{translation|'''ninja'''|忍者}} in the English translation of ''[[Naruto (series)|Naruto]]'', are the primary focus and the main military power in the series. A female ninja is known as a {{translation|'''[[Wikipedia:Kunoichi|kunoichi]]'''|くノ一}}. Most come from a hidden village, of which some come from specialised [[ninja clans]], and will perform [[missions]] for a fee. These missions can include: doing manual labour, acting as escorts, gathering secret information, retrieving stolen items, carrying out assassinations, etc. In times of war, ninja will come together to defend their villages and land. The clearest characteristic of a shinobi is their ability to manipulate [[chakra]] to create and use [[Jutsu|techniques]]. Shinobi are expected to be loyal to their villages for life, and any defectors are considered to be [[missing-nin]], and will be marked for death.
   
 
== Jutsu ==
 
== Jutsu ==
 
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{{Main with-include|Jutsu}}
   
Shinobi can use a variety of techniques often based on the utilisation of [[chakra]]. This allows shinobi to perform extraordinary feats such as [[Water Surface Walking Practice|walking on water]] or [[Tree Climbing Practice|walking up trees]]. Jutsu are separated into three groups, [[ninjutsu]], [[genjutsu]], and [[taijutsu]]. Ninjutsu implies performing a supernatural or beyond normal ability, the most common of which is the [[Nature Transformation|elemental jutsu]]. These are created by the user transforming their chakra into a specific nature or 'release'. The chakra types are [[Lightning]], [[Earth]], [[Fire]], [[Wind]], and [[Water]]. Other sub-types of chakra natures such as [[Wood Release]] and [[Ice Release]] also exist, created by combining two of the basic five releases. Taijutsu implies physical body techniques, which may or may not require chakra. Genjutsu manipulates the chakra in an enemy's mind and disrupts their chakra flow. Their senses get fooled which creates illusions, things that the foe believes to be real that are in fact fake. Genjutsu is the least-used of the three groups, possibly due to the difficulty required in performing the technique.
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Shinobi can use a variety of techniques often based on the utilisation of [[chakra]]. This allows shinobi to perform extraordinary feats such as [[Water Surface Walking Practice|walking on water]] or [[Tree Climbing Practice|walking up trees]]. Jutsu are separated into three groups, [[ninjutsu]], [[genjutsu]], and [[taijutsu]]. Ninjutsu implies performing a supernatural or beyond normal ability, the most common of which is the [[Nature Transformation|elemental jutsu]]. These are created by the user transforming their chakra into a specific nature or 'release'. The chakra types are [[Lightning]], [[Earth]], [[Fire]], [[Wind]], and [[Water]]. Other sub-types of chakra natures such as [[Wood Release]] and [[Ice Release]] also exist, created by combining two of the basic five releases. Taijutsu implies physical body techniques, which may or may not require chakra. Genjutsu manipulates the chakra in an enemy's mind and disrupts their chakra flow. Their senses get fooled which creates illusions, things that the foe believes to be real that are in fact fake.
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== Physical Prowess ==
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Shinobi have noticeably more physical capabilities than a normal human being, able to execute feats of strength that would be otherwise impossible for a civilian, even at relatively low levels of skill. For example, their ability to jump. Ninja are capable of leaping many times their own height and permitting them to clear buildings and structures, especially when moving across rooftops or travelling through trees.<ref>Chapter 46, page 2</ref><ref>Chapter 124, pages 14-16</ref> Even as a boy, [[Naruto]] jumped over a fence in the Academy with no significant effort.<ref>Chapter 538, page 15</ref> And near the start of his battle against Sasuke Uchiha at the end of Part I, Naruto jumped from the [[Hashirama Senju]] statue to the [[Madara Uchiha]] statue, reaching the other end of the entire valley in just one leap. However, moments like these are greatly ignored and overlooked due to the fact that they are so commonplace in the ninja world, even for genin-level shinobi.<ref>Chapter 185, pages 9-12</ref> Ninja also possess strength that far outmatches the average person. A simple kick from [[Itachi]] to [[Sasuke]] created an exceptionally large crater in the wall.<ref>Chapter 387, pages 14-15</ref> Another time, while [[Mei Terumī]] and her team fought against [[Black Zetsu]], they could slash clean through his [[Wood Release|trees]] with relative ease and no indication of using chakra to enhance their kunai.
   
 
== Tools ==
 
== Tools ==
 
{{Main|Ninja Tools}}
 
{{Main|Ninja Tools}}
   
Ninja tools are used as alternatives to jutsu. They can include weapons, accessories, and even clothing. Some ninja such as [[Tenten]] have mastered the use of such tools, but all ninja are able to use the most common to some degree. A standard shinobi will have a pouch equipped with many such tools, and nearly every ninja is equipped with at least a [[shuriken]] holster. Most also possess and wear a [[forehead protector]] with the symbol of the village they derive from, though the ninja does not necessarily have to wear it over their forehead. The [[Inuzuka clan]]'s [[ninken]] and [[Aburame clan]]'s insects are also classified as tools.
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Ninja tools are used as alternatives to techniques. They can include weapons, accessories, and even clothing. Some ninja such as [[Tenten]] have mastered the use of such tools, but all ninja are able to use the most common to some degree. A standard shinobi will have a pouch equipped with many tools, and nearly every ninja is equipped with at least a [[shuriken]] holster. Most also possess and wear a [[forehead protector]] with the symbol of the village they derive from, though the ninja does not necessarily have to wear it over their forehead. The [[Inuzuka clan]]'s [[ninken]] and [[Aburame clan]]'s insects are also classified as tools.
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== Trivia ==
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* The word "shinobi" and "endure" both have the same kanji character.
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** It is mentioned several times throughout the series that shinobi are people that endure by [[Jiraiya]], [[Hashirama Senju]], and [[Naruto Uzumaki]].
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== References ==
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Latest revision as of 18:16, January 19, 2015

Chapter 489

Shinobi as seen in the series.

Shinobi (忍) otherwise referred to as ninja (忍者) in the English translation of Naruto, are the primary focus and the main military power in the series. A female ninja is known as a kunoichi (くノ一). Most come from a hidden village, of which some come from specialised ninja clans, and will perform missions for a fee. These missions can include: doing manual labour, acting as escorts, gathering secret information, retrieving stolen items, carrying out assassinations, etc. In times of war, ninja will come together to defend their villages and land. The clearest characteristic of a shinobi is their ability to manipulate chakra to create and use techniques. Shinobi are expected to be loyal to their villages for life, and any defectors are considered to be missing-nin, and will be marked for death.

Jutsu Edit

Main article: Jutsu Jutsu (術; Literally meaning "skills/techniques") are the mystical arts a ninja will utilise in battle. To use a technique, the ninja will need to use their chakra. To perform a technique, the ninja will bring out and release the two energies of chakra. By forming hand seals, the ninja is able to manifest the desired technique. Because of the extensive number of hand seals and different combinations, there are thousands of potential techniques to be discovered.

Shinobi can use a variety of techniques often based on the utilisation of chakra. This allows shinobi to perform extraordinary feats such as walking on water or walking up trees. Jutsu are separated into three groups, ninjutsu, genjutsu, and taijutsu. Ninjutsu implies performing a supernatural or beyond normal ability, the most common of which is the elemental jutsu. These are created by the user transforming their chakra into a specific nature or 'release'. The chakra types are Lightning, Earth, Fire, Wind, and Water. Other sub-types of chakra natures such as Wood Release and Ice Release also exist, created by combining two of the basic five releases. Taijutsu implies physical body techniques, which may or may not require chakra. Genjutsu manipulates the chakra in an enemy's mind and disrupts their chakra flow. Their senses get fooled which creates illusions, things that the foe believes to be real that are in fact fake.

Physical Prowess Edit

Shinobi have noticeably more physical capabilities than a normal human being, able to execute feats of strength that would be otherwise impossible for a civilian, even at relatively low levels of skill. For example, their ability to jump. Ninja are capable of leaping many times their own height and permitting them to clear buildings and structures, especially when moving across rooftops or travelling through trees.[1][2] Even as a boy, Naruto jumped over a fence in the Academy with no significant effort.[3] And near the start of his battle against Sasuke Uchiha at the end of Part I, Naruto jumped from the Hashirama Senju statue to the Madara Uchiha statue, reaching the other end of the entire valley in just one leap. However, moments like these are greatly ignored and overlooked due to the fact that they are so commonplace in the ninja world, even for genin-level shinobi.[4] Ninja also possess strength that far outmatches the average person. A simple kick from Itachi to Sasuke created an exceptionally large crater in the wall.[5] Another time, while Mei Terumī and her team fought against Black Zetsu, they could slash clean through his trees with relative ease and no indication of using chakra to enhance their kunai.

Tools Edit

Main article: Ninja Tools

Ninja tools are used as alternatives to techniques. They can include weapons, accessories, and even clothing. Some ninja such as Tenten have mastered the use of such tools, but all ninja are able to use the most common to some degree. A standard shinobi will have a pouch equipped with many tools, and nearly every ninja is equipped with at least a shuriken holster. Most also possess and wear a forehead protector with the symbol of the village they derive from, though the ninja does not necessarily have to wear it over their forehead. The Inuzuka clan's ninken and Aburame clan's insects are also classified as tools.

Trivia Edit

  • The word "shinobi" and "endure" both have the same kanji character.

References Edit

  1. Chapter 46, page 2
  2. Chapter 124, pages 14-16
  3. Chapter 538, page 15
  4. Chapter 185, pages 9-12
  5. Chapter 387, pages 14-15
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