Summoning: Demonic Statue of the Outer Path
|Rōmaji||Kuchiyose: Gedō Mazō|
|Literal English||Summoning: Demonic Statue of the Outer Path|
|Viz manga||Summoning: Gedo Statue|
|Anime||Naruto Shippūden Episode #173|
|Appears in||Anime and Manga|
|Classification||Kekkei Genkai, Ninjutsu, Space–Time Ninjutsu, Dōjutsu|
A summoning jutsu for Demonic Statue of the Outer Path that only works by someone who is genetically similar to the Sage of the Six Paths and obtained the Rinnegan. Madara Uchiha, infusing himself with Hashirama Senju's DNA and obtaining the Rinnegan decades later, managed to break the seal keeping the Demonic Statue on the moon and summoned it to use in his plans, teaching Obito Uchiha the means to summon the statue and control it.
When Nagato summoned the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path to aid him in fighting Hanzō's forces, the statue released multiple black rods from its abdomen that pierce into Nagato's back. When the rods are in place, Nagato uses the statue to spew a dragon-like creature from its mouth, which removes the souls of any person it comes in contact with. After serving its purpose, the black rods break off and remain embedded in Nagato's back while the statue disappears. The technique seems to take a considerable toll on Nagato, who becomes more and more emaciated for the duration of the technique. This began the moment the black rods penetrated his body.
- As with many of Nagato's techniques, it is influenced by Buddhist terminology. Gedō (外道; Literally meaning "Outer Path"), derived from the Sanskrit Tīrthika, refers to any doctrine which "treads the outer path" to enlightenment. This is opposed to the teachings of orthodox Buddhism, the Naidō (内道; Literally meaning "Inner Path"), and is thus considered misguided and heretical.