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F HDShot.png;…to perfectly copy the individual.
 
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This technique allows [[White Zetsu]] to create an exact copy of anyone, simply by contact. The user of this technique becomes a perfect duplicate, even possessing chakra identical to that of the one they are impersonating along with anything they might be wearing or carrying. They can also copy their victim's abilities to the extent of what is known to them.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 473, pages 6-7</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 558, page 16</ref><ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 279</ref> However, because the substitute is usually weak, it is often not strong enough to fight an extended battle; as such, its primary purpose is to function as a diversion.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 487, page 14</ref>
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The '''Substitute Technique''' is a technique unique to White Zetsu. It allows him to assume the identity of any individual for a variety of purposes: though similar in nature to the standard [[Transformation Technique]], it boasts far greater utility.
   
To use this technique, the original White Zetsu would create [[Parasite Clone|clones]] to serve as substitutes; he was able to control these clones remotely and remained aware of their actions and experiences.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 505, page 11</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 487, page 15</ref> The transformed clone would retain the appearance of the person they were impersonating even after death, reverting to their true form only after the technique was voluntarily released by White Zetsu.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 487, pages 15-16</ref> Once [[Orochimaru]] [[Living Corpse Reincarnation|took over]] the body of a White Zetsu clone, he used this technique to take on his original appearance.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 619, page 1</ref>
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== Usage ==
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Having no fixed appearance or smell, this technique allows White Zetsu alter his form and chakra, at will. In becoming the perfect duplicate of another individual, he will even possess chakra identical to that of the one that he is impersonating along with any clothing they might be wearing or tools they may be carrying.<ref name="ch487">Chapter 487, pages 14-16</ref> The clones can also use this technique to copy a target's abilities. Typically, White Zetsu would employ his [[parasite clone]]s to serve as substitutes; he was able to control these clones remotely and remained aware of their actions and experiences.<ref>Chapter 505, page 11</ref> The transformed clones can even retain the appearance of the person they were impersonating after death, reverting to its true form only after the technique was voluntarily released by the original White Zetsu.<ref name="ch487"/> Because the substitute is weaker than the original individual, their primary purpose is to function as a diversion.<ref name="ch487"/>
   
A variation of this technique is also used by the soldiers of the [[White Zetsu Army]]. Unlike the original's version, the technique is seemingly dispersed once the transformed clone is dealt a significant amount of damage or killed.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 540, pages 8-9</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 545, page 11</ref> These clones also demonstrated the ability to partially revert to their true forms while transformed.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 558, page 14</ref>
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In the effort to increase the [[Akatsuki]]'s military power, [[Kabuto Yakushi]] conducted research to enhanced the strength of the [[White Zetsu Army]]. In the anime, however, the army's clones were regularly shown using copied techniques and could endure prolonged battle.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 279</ref> However, unlike the original's version, the technique is seemingly dispersed once the transformed soldier is dealt with a significant amount of damage or killed.<ref>Chapter 540, pages 8-9</ref><ref>Chapter 545, page 11</ref> Additionally, these clones demonstrated the ability to partially revert to their true forms while transformed.<ref>Chapter 558, page 14</ref><ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 303</ref>
   
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
* In the anime, this technique was shown to be activated by White Zetsu having a clone make physical contact with its target and transform.<ref name="animesubstitute">''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 217</ref> In the manga, it is not made clear whether this was the case or White Zetsu could simply create clones of others that he had previously touched.
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* In the manga, the clone used as a substitute for [[Kisame Hoshigaki]] resembles a regular parasite clone.<ref name="ch487"/> In the anime, however, the clone possesses the [[Wikipedia:Venus flytrap|Venus flytrap]]-like extensions that protrude from the side of the original White Zetsu, as well as the clothing that White Zetsu was wearing at the time.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 217</ref>
* In the manga, the clone used as a substitute for [[Kisame Hoshigaki]] resembles a regular parasite clone.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 487, page 15</ref> In the anime, however, the clone possesses the venus flytrap-like extensions that protrude from the side of the original White Zetsu and his black counterpart.<ref name="animesubstitute"/>
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* In both the manga and anime, the transformed clones were shown to bleed when damaged. However, in ''[[Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie]]'', limbs severed from transformed clones were shown to leak a white substance, similar to [[Obito Uchiha]]'s artificial arm. One clone was also shown to regenerate its lost limb upon reverting to its true form.
* In both the manga and anime, the transformed clones were shown to bleed when damaged. However, in ''[[Naruto 6: Road to Ninja]]'', limbs severed from transformed clones were shown to leak a white substance, similar to [[Obito Uchiha]]'s artificial arm. A clone was also shown to regenerate its lost limb upon reverting to its true form.
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== See Also ==
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* [[Shadow Mirror Body Changing Method]]
   
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
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Latest revision as of 19:01, June 23, 2015

This is the article on Zetsu's personal technique. If you are looking for the article on the general skill, head to Body Replacement Technique.
Substitute Technique [1]
  • The clone begins taking form…
  • …to perfectly copy the individual.
Name
Kanji 成りかわりの術
Rōmaji Narikawari no Jutsu
Literal English Substitute Technique
Viz manga Substitution Jutsu
English TV Body Substitution Jutsu
Debut
Manga Volume #50, Chapter #472
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #207
Movie Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game, Movie
Data
Classification Ninjutsu, Clone Techniques
Class Supplementary
Other jutsu
Parent jutsu
Users

The Substitute Technique is a technique unique to White Zetsu. It allows him to assume the identity of any individual for a variety of purposes: though similar in nature to the standard Transformation Technique, it boasts far greater utility.

Usage Edit

Having no fixed appearance or smell, this technique allows White Zetsu alter his form and chakra, at will. In becoming the perfect duplicate of another individual, he will even possess chakra identical to that of the one that he is impersonating along with any clothing they might be wearing or tools they may be carrying.[2] The clones can also use this technique to copy a target's abilities. Typically, White Zetsu would employ his parasite clones to serve as substitutes; he was able to control these clones remotely and remained aware of their actions and experiences.[3] The transformed clones can even retain the appearance of the person they were impersonating after death, reverting to its true form only after the technique was voluntarily released by the original White Zetsu.[2] Because the substitute is weaker than the original individual, their primary purpose is to function as a diversion.[2]

In the effort to increase the Akatsuki's military power, Kabuto Yakushi conducted research to enhanced the strength of the White Zetsu Army. In the anime, however, the army's clones were regularly shown using copied techniques and could endure prolonged battle.[4] However, unlike the original's version, the technique is seemingly dispersed once the transformed soldier is dealt with a significant amount of damage or killed.[5][6] Additionally, these clones demonstrated the ability to partially revert to their true forms while transformed.[7][8]

Trivia Edit

  • In the manga, the clone used as a substitute for Kisame Hoshigaki resembles a regular parasite clone.[2] In the anime, however, the clone possesses the Venus flytrap-like extensions that protrude from the side of the original White Zetsu, as well as the clothing that White Zetsu was wearing at the time.[9]
  • In both the manga and anime, the transformed clones were shown to bleed when damaged. However, in Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie, limbs severed from transformed clones were shown to leak a white substance, similar to Obito Uchiha's artificial arm. One clone was also shown to regenerate its lost limb upon reverting to its true form.

See Also Edit

References Edit

  1. Fourth Databook, page 276
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Chapter 487, pages 14-16
  3. Chapter 505, page 11
  4. Naruto: Shippūden episode 279
  5. Chapter 540, pages 8-9
  6. Chapter 545, page 11
  7. Chapter 558, page 14
  8. Naruto: Shippūden episode 303
  9. Naruto: Shippūden episode 217

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