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|top={{Looking for|the ninjutsu Susanoo|the chapter|Susanoo…!!}}
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|top={{Looking for|the ninjutsu|the chapter|Susanoo…!!}}
 
|ref=<ref name="d3">Third Databook, pages 274-275</ref>
 
|ref=<ref name="d3">Third Databook, pages 274-275</ref>
|image=Susanoo.JPG
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|image=Susanoo.png
 
|kanji=須佐能乎
 
|kanji=須佐能乎
 
|unnamed jutsu=No
 
|unnamed jutsu=No
 
|romaji=Susanoo
 
|romaji=Susanoo
 
|literal english=He with the ability to help by all means
 
|literal english=He with the ability to help by all means
|english tv=Susano'o
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|english tv=<!-- Do not add "Susano'o"; that is an alternative romanisation. -->
 
|other names={{translation|Tempestuous God of Valour|勇武の荒神|Yūbu no Aragami}}
 
|other names={{translation|Tempestuous God of Valour|勇武の荒神|Yūbu no Aragami}}
|parent jutsu=Amaterasu, Tsukuyomi
 
 
|jutsu classification=Kekkei Genkai~Mangekyō Sharingan, Ninjutsu, Dōjutsu,
 
|jutsu classification=Kekkei Genkai~Mangekyō Sharingan, Ninjutsu, Dōjutsu,
 
|jutsu class type=Offensive, Defensive
 
|jutsu class type=Offensive, Defensive
 
|jutsu range=Short, Mid, Long
 
|jutsu range=Short, Mid, Long
|users=Itachi Uchiha, Sasuke Uchiha, Madara Uchiha~manga
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|users=Itachi Uchiha, Madara Uchiha, Sasuke Uchiha, Indra Ōtsutsuki, Kakashi Hatake~manga, Shisui Uchiha~anime
 
|debut manga=391
 
|debut manga=391
 
|debut anime=138
 
|debut anime=138
 
|debut shippuden=Yes
 
|debut shippuden=Yes
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|novel debut=Boruto: Naruto the Movie
 
|game debut=Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3
 
|game debut=Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3
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|movie debut=Boruto: Naruto the Movie
 
|ova debut=[[Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations#Anime Cutscenes|Naruto Shippūden: UNSG anime cutscenes]]
 
|ova debut=[[Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations#Anime Cutscenes|Naruto Shippūden: UNSG anime cutscenes]]
|jutsu media=Anime, Manga, Game
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|jutsu media=Anime, Manga, Novel, Game, Movie
 
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'''Susanoo''', also known as the {{translation|'''Tempestuous God of Valour'''|勇武の荒神|Yūbu no Aragami}}, is the third ability granted by the [[Mangekyō Sharingan]] to those who awaken the abilities [[Tsukuyomi]] — which symbolises the "darkness of the spiritual world" and [[Amaterasu]] which denotes the "light of the material world". It creates a gigantic, humanoid being that surrounds the user. As one of the strongest techniques granted to those that have acquired the Mangekyō Sharingan, it is the user's guardian deity, but at the same time, it consumes the user's life.<ref name="d3"/>
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'''Susanoo''' is a gigantic, humanoid being made of the user's [[chakra]] that surrounds them and fights on their behalf. It is the strongest ability available to those who have the [[Mangekyō Sharingan]], and in fact is the rarest to achieve.<ref>Chapter 467, page 9</ref> In order to use this ability, the wielder must have awakened the Mangekyō Sharingan in both eyes.<ref>Chapter 464, page 16</ref>
   
== Overview ==
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== Attributes ==
According to [[Tobi]], for a [[Sharingan]] user to activate the Susanoo is a rarity.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 467, page 9</ref> Like the other techniques granted by the Mangekyō Sharingan, the user's eyes and body are strained while using Susanoo because it consumes a large amount of their [[chakra]]. Sasuke described it as feeling pain in every cell in his body which only grew from prolonged use.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 466, page 5</ref> Susanoo is formed through the materialisation of the user's chakra and as such differs in appearance as well as colour between users. Even though it envelopes the user, they can move around within Susanoo freely and use techniques from inside of it,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 479, page 9</ref> as well as manifest parts of Susanoo as the situation calls for it.
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When activated, Susanoo forms around the user and becomes an extension of their will, acting and attacking on their behalf. By default, Susanoo is anchored to its user and they to it: in its less developed forms it will move around with the user; in its more completed forms the user will be suspended within Susanoo, being brought with it as it moves around.<ref>Chapter 589, page 2</ref> This connection allows Susanoo to shield against physical attacks, one that becomes more difficult to penetrate as it is manifested more fully. If it is damaged, Susanoo does not regenerate and it can only be repaired either by advancing it to the next developmental stage or by dispersing it and then forming it anew.
   
Despite Susanoo's impressive defensive capabilities, the protection it grants its user is not absolute. The user can be thrown out of the upper half of Susanoo by an enemy manipulating the substance underneath Susanoo. This was seen when [[Gaara]] used his sand to pull Madara out of his Susanoo.<ref name="chpt533">''Naruto'' chapter 560, 12-13</ref> Also, a sufficiently powerful attack will still result in damage, especially during the technique's developmental stages after which the user is left open for attack.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 479, pages 9-10</ref> The only known ways to attack the user while Susanoo is active is either to draw the wielder out of the technique and then attack,<ref name="chpt533"/> bind and restrict its movements, or to break the defence with overwhelming [[Lightning Oppression Horizontal|force]]. Susanoo users are also vulnerable to attacks which don't actually deal physical damage to it, such as [[Sage Art: White Rage Technique|strong lights and sounds]], that can also impair their ability to sustain Susanoo.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 580, pages 3-4</ref> The users are also still succeptible to such things as sound-based [[genjutsu]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 585, pages 8-9</ref>
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Although Susanoo is quite effective as a defence, it is able to distinguish in what it blocks. For example, the user can still perform [[jutsu]] while within Susanoo and the attacks will pass through it without complications.<ref>Chapter 477, page 6</ref> Others can be brought within Susanoo with the user's permission,<ref>Chapter 647, page 14</ref> and users can likewise choose to leave Susanoo's protective envelope.<ref>Chapter 552, pages 1-2</ref> The latter property can be used against the user, as if an opponent can bypass Susanoo, however slightly and latch onto them, they can be pulled out of Susanoo.<ref>Chapter 560, pages 12-13</ref> Susanoo is also only able to defend against physical attacks, so they are still vulnerable to [[Sage Art: White Rage Technique|visual]]<ref>Chapter 580, pages 3-4</ref> or [[Demonic Flute: Phantom Sound Chains|auditory]] attacks.<ref>Chapter 585, pages 8-9</ref>
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So long as it is active, Susanoo draws on the user's chakra in large amounts. [[Sasuke Uchiha]] describes the sensation of using Susanoo as feeling pain in every cell in his body, which only increases over time and at higher developmental stages.<ref>Chapter 466, page 5</ref> Being a Mangekyō Sharingan-based ability, it also places a strain on the user's eyes the more it is used. However, it is not actually necessary for one's Mangekyō Sharingan to be active while using Susanoo;<ref>Chapter 392</ref> in fact, [[Madara Uchiha]] is able to use it without any eyes at all.<ref>Chapter 658, page 10</ref>
   
 
== Development ==
 
== Development ==
Each Susanoo goes through several different forms, which the user can switch between at will or even leave in a state between forms.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 560, page 10</ref> The development of these forms was best demonstrated while Sasuke was learning how to use the technique, gaining additional forms as his control over it increased. In its earliest form, users can only manifest some of Susanoo's skeleton. A smaller version of Susanoo's ribcage is generally produced first which, while providing a good defence, can still be fractured<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 463, page 6</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 464, page 1</ref> or even melted.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 466, page 7</ref> An arm can also be formed, which is sometimes connected to this ribcage, and can then be used to interact with the surroundings.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 476, pages 13-14</ref> It is also possible to utilise one of Susanoo's weapons using said arm<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 577, page 12</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 585, page 13</ref> and change its size as needed.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 580, page 6</ref> When first forming, Susanoo manifests around the user like an aura.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 574, page 9</ref>
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[[File:Itachi Saves Naruto and B.png|thumb|Itachi's skeletal Susanoo.]]
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As seen with Sasuke's learning how to use it, Susanoo has several developmental stages. Practised users go through all the stages every time they manifest it, layering more advanced stages over earlier ones or stripping them away as is needed; they can choose to stop at any developmental stage along the way if they choose to. At its simplest level, users only manifest aspects of Susanoo's skeletal structure, such as a ribcage for basic defence<ref>Chapter 463, page 6</ref> or an arm for interacting with the surroundings.<ref>Chapter 476, pages 13-14</ref> Once a full skeleton is made, musculature and, later, skin forms until finally a complete humanoid is shaped. In these early stages, typically only the upper half of Susanoo is materialised, with legs becoming common once it reaches its full humanoid form.
   
As users gain additional control, musculature and skin begins to appear atop of its bones, which progressively complete the full skeletal structure. It is only when Susanoo's growth is fully matured and thus, the user is completely surrounded, are the vulnerabilities of the skeletal form finally eliminated. However, it should be noted that Susanoo can also appear behind the user, instead of just surrounding them.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 552, pages 1-2</ref> The user can also change the size of it to fit the current situation.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 476-479</ref> Eventually, Susanoo develops into a "complete" warrior-like form, where its skin, armour and final arsenal of weapons are manifested in their entirety. At this stage, it can anchor the user to the ground, preventing opponents from forcibly moving them unless they can get through Susanoo's various layers. In its final form, this fully humanoid shape is further surrounded by a secondary layer of armour that causes Susanoo to resemble a [[Wikipedia:Yamabushi|yamabushi]].
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In its next stage, armour starts to be created around the humanoid, causing it to resemble a [[Wikipedia:Yamabushi|yamabushi]]. In its final stage, users stabilise the chakra that comprises Susanoo to create a colossal form known as the {{translation|'''Complete Body Susanoo'''|完成体 須佐能乎|Kanseitai Susanoo|viz=Perfect Susanoo}}.<ref name="d4">Fourth Databook, page 245</ref> In this state, Susanoo gains a [[Wikipedia:Tengu|tengu]]-like nose, wings for flight, and is clad with robes and ornate armour. Its large sizes makes its attacks much more destructive. Users can [[Majestic Attire: Susanoo|shape]] this Complete Body form around the [[Nine-Tails]], improving its offensive and defensive capabilities.
   
=== Itachi's Version ===
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[[File:Senjutsu Susanoo.png|thumb|left|Sasuke's Senjutsu Susanoo.]]
Itachi's Susanoo is yellow in the manga,<ref>''Naruto'' [[Naruto vs. Itachi!! (volume)|volume 58]] cover</ref> while it is depicted as red in the anime.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 138</ref> Of all the known Susanoo, Itachi's looks the most humanoid. When seen in its complete form, it has a normal face with what resembles locks of hair framing it. The only oddity that Itachi's Susanoo displays is an appendage on its chin reminiscent of a [[Wikipedia:Pharaoh|Pharaoh]]'s false beard. Itachi's Susanoo has two right arms, which are conjoined at the elbow, and one left arm, although it is able to form a second left arm as needed.<ref name="chpt579">''Naruto'' chapter 579, pages 6-7</ref> When in its final form, the armour that surrounds Itachi's Susanoo resembles a long-nosed tengu which wears a pair of magatama earrings. Its right hands also gain plating which give them the appearance of "peeling".
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Users are able to mingle the chakra that makes Susanoo with chakra from other sources. Sasuke uses the chakra from [[Jūgo]]'s [[Sage Transformation]] to make a {{translation|"[[Senjutsu]] Susanoo"|仙術須佐能乎|lit meaning=Sage Technique Susanoo}}, with markings reminiscent of the [[Cursed Seal of Heaven]] spreading across it.<ref>Chapter 648, page 4</ref> He later stores the chakra of the nine [[tailed beasts]] within his Susanoo, drastically improving its strength and causing [[lightning]] to emanate from its back.<ref>Chapter 696, page 11</ref>
   
In its primary left hand, Itachi's Susanoo wields the [[Yata Mirror]], a shield which is endowed with all [[nature transformation]]s, allowing it to change its own characteristics depending on the the attack it receives, and thus, nullify it. With its right hands it wields the [[Sword of Totsuka]]. The sword is a variant of the [[Sword of Kusanagi]], also known as the {{translation|Sakegari Longsword|酒刈太刀|Sakegari no Tachi|lit meaning=Sake Cutter Longsword}}, and is wielded by Susanoo's primary right hand and sheathed in a sake jar held by its second right hand. It is an ethereal weapon with an enchanted blade capable of [[Fūinjutsu|sealing]] anyone it pierces. Victims of the sword are trapped in a [[genjutsu]]-like "world of drunken dreams" for all eternity. [[Zetsu]] said that the Totsuka Sword combined with the Yata Mirror essentially made Itachi's Susanoo invincible.<ref name="d3"/>
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== Versions ==
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Susanoo differs between users, varying in terms of colour, armour design, and weaponry used. Some features are consistent however, such as having two sets of arms - one of which can change to wings as part of its Complete Body form - and six fingers on each of its hands. All Susanoo wield at least one sword, though the type of sword varies.
   
For longer-ranged attacks, it is able to use the powerful [[Yasaka Magatama]], which can be used as three chakra tomoe bound together by a single, circular thread and fired as a projectile<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 551, page 12</ref> or several tomoe strung out on a chakra string, which detach themselves and fire off individually.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 580, page 10</ref> It is also able to utilise a variation of the generic [[Susanoo Sword|weapon]] of all Susanoo, a sword resembling a curved dagger.
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=== Itachi Uchiha ===
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[[Itachi Uchiha]]'s Susanoo is yellow in the manga;<ref>[[Naruto vs. Itachi!! (volume)|Volume 58]] cover</ref> in the anime, its skeletal and armoured forms are red and its humanoid form is orange.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 138</ref> In its humanoid form, its face is framed by locks of hair, with an appendage on its chin reminiscent of a [[Wikipedia:Pharaoh|Pharaoh]]'s false beard. When its armour is formed, Itachi's Susanoo resembles a long-nosed tengu and it wears a pair of magatama earrings.
   
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Itachi's Susanoo possesses a curved blade that resembles a dagger or [[tantō]].<ref>Chapter 585, pages 14-15</ref> He rarely uses this, however, preferring his [[Sword of Totsuka]], wielded in its primary right hand and sheathed in a sake jar held by its second right hand. The Sword of Totsuka is an ethereal weapon with an enchanted blade that, in addition to standard cutting, can [[seal]] anyone it pierces, trapping them in a [[genjutsu]]-like "world of drunken dreams" for all eternity. In its primary left hand, Itachi's Susanoo wields the [[Yata Mirror]], a shield that can change its [[nature]] depending on the attack it receives, thus nullifying it. According to [[Black Zetsu]], the simultaneous use of the Sword of Totsuka and the Yata Mirror made Itachi essentially invincible.<ref name="d3" /> For long-range attacks, Itachi can use Susanoo to perform [[Yasaka Magatama]].<ref>Chapter 551, page 12</ref>
Itachi Ribcage.jpg|Itachi manifesting Susanoo's ribcage.
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ItachiSavesNarutoBee.jpg|Itachi's incomplete Susanoo.
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Itachi Susanoo.jpg|Itachi's complete Susanoo forming.
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Itachi's Yasaka Magatama.png|Itachi's humanoid Susanoo.
Itachi's 4-armed complete susanoo.png|Itachi's four-armed complete Susanoo forming.
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Itachi's armoured Susanoo.png|Itachi's armoured Susanoo.
YasakaMagatamaAnime.jpg|Itachi's complete Susanoo.
 
ItachiFinalSusanoo.png|Itachi's final Susanoo.
 
 
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=== Sasuke's Version ===
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=== Sasuke Uchiha ===
Sasuke's Susanoo is violet in the manga,<ref>''Naruto'' [[Sasuke vs. Danzō…!! (volume)|volume 52]] cover</ref> while it is depicted as purple in the anime.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 214</ref> Sasuke's development of Susanoo is marked by intense feelings of hatred; whenever angered by the words or actions of his opponents, Susanoo grows in power. His Susanoo is, accordingly, noted to be much darker in composition compared to Itachi's.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 464, page 17</ref> In both its incomplete and complete forms, it has a more demonic appearance in contrast to Itachi's, which have a more "normal" human-like appearance, possessing horns, a long appendage on its chin and a malevolent grin. Much like Itachi's variation, Sasuke's Susanoo has two right arms, which are conjoined at the elbow, and one left arm, although it is also able to form a second left arm as needed.<ref name="chpt579"/> In its final form, Sasuke's Susanoo is surrounded by a tengu-like layer of armour with jagged teeth around its hood, as opposed to the straight teeth of Itachi's Susanoo, and wears magatama earrings.
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[[Sasuke Uchiha]]'s Susanoo was initially depicted as a dark shade of blue in the manga,<ref>[[Sasuke vs. Danzō…!! (volume)|Volume 51]] cover</ref> though it is purple in all other medias. Because Sasuke's development has often been marked by intense feelings of hatred, his Susanoo is noted to be much darker in composition compared to Itachi's.<ref>Chapter 464, page 17</ref> Whereas Itachi's Susanoo appears relatively "normal", Sasuke's possesses demonic horns, a long appendage on its chin, and a malevolent grin. Its armoured form initially appears largely the same as Itachi's save for having jagged teeth around its hood.<ref name="chpt484pg9">Chapter 484, page 9</ref> After Sasuke gains the [[Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan]], however, its appearance changes, the armour's mouth taking on a beak-like shape and generally becoming ghastly-looking.<ref name="ch553">Chapter 553, pages 15-17</ref>
   
Since first entering its incomplete form, Sasuke's Susanoo is able to manifest a [[Susanoo Sword|sword]], which it wields in its left hand. After entering its complete form, Susanoo wields a [[Susanoo Bow|bow]] in its left hand and an orb that is able to produce arrows in its second right hand. By using its primary right hand to grab the arrows and utilise them with its bow, they can be fired at such a speed that evading them is nearly impossible.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 484, page 6</ref> In its final stage, Susanoo's orb is made up of the black flames of [[Amaterasu]],<ref name="chpt574">''Naruto'' chapter 574, page 10</ref> which Sasuke is able to manipulate into various forms using [[Blaze Release: Kagutsuchi]], and its bow grows in size and takes on a more shield-like appearance. Sasuke's Susanoo has demonstrated the ability to wield its orb of black flames regardless of which stage it is in.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 585, page 7</ref>
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In its Complete Body form, Sasuke's Susanoo has a helmet that features a long tengu nose, two spikes over each eye, a slit stretching across its mouth, three gaps on each of its cheeks and one additional gap on its chin. Because of his [[Rinnegan]], Sasuke can use the wings of his Complete Body Susanoo to block out the light of the [[Infinite Tsukuyomi]].<ref>Chapter 677, page 14</ref> When drawing on the power of the [[tailed beasts]], the armour of the Complete Body form is reduced somewhat, exposing the humanoid within. Sasuke is able to perform his [[Chidori]] through this enhanced Complete Body Susanoo.<ref>Chapter 695, page 13</ref>
   
After Sasuke gained the Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan, the layer of armour worn by Susanoo's final form changed in appearance. The mouth of the armour took on a beak-like shape, giving it an even more menacing appearance. The skin on the right arm and right hand gained additional plating, which gives the appearance of the skin peeling off, and the armour itself became more ghastly in appearance. Sasuke has since demonstrated several uses for his Susanoo's orb of black flames, including forming a blade in Susanoo's primary right hand, which can be used to stab his targets and set them ablaze.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 553, page 17</ref> Sasuke can also [[Blaze Release: Yasaka Magatama|throw the black flames in a tomoe shape]] to set his opponents on fire from a distance.<ref name="chpt574" />
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Sasuke's Susanoo has a blade in all its forms: a [[Wikipedia:Sabre|sabre]] in its developmental forms;<ref>Chapter 465, pages 1-3</ref> an [[Wikipedia:Nodachi|Ōdachi]] in its humanoid form, wielded with its second right hand;<ref>Chapter 648, page 2</ref> a pair of katana in its Complete Body form.<ref>Chapter 676, page 14</ref> Its primary weapon, though, is a [[Wikipedia:Bow and arrow|bow]], manifested on the wrist of its left arm; the bow can double as a shield, a function that becomes more visually apparent in its armoured form.<ref name="chpt484pg9" /> Arrows are drawn from an orb held by its primary right hand and can be fired very quickly, such that only [[Kabuto Yakushi]], while utilising [[Sage Mode]], has been able to avoid one.<ref>Chapter 579, page 14</ref> The arrow's properties can be augmented, either with [[Blaze Release: Susanoo Kagutsuchi|black flames]] in its armoured form<ref>Chapter 634, page 10</ref> or [[Indra's Arrow|lightning]] in its Complete Body state.<ref>Chapter 696, page 15</ref>
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Sasuke Ribcage 2.jpg|Sasuke manifesting Susanoo's ribcage.
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SasukeSusanooIncomplete.png|Sasuke's incomplete Susanoo.
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Sasuke's Fully body Susanoo.png|Sasuke's humanoid Susanoo.
Sasuke's 4-armed complete susanoo.png|Sasuke's four-armed incomplete Susanoo.
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Susanoo 484 RAW.jpeg|Sasuke's armoured Susanoo.
SasukeFullSusanoo.jpg|Sasuke's complete Susanoo.
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Second Susanoo.png|Sasuke's armoured Susanoo (Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan version).
Susanoo 484 RAW.jpeg|Sasuke's final Susanoo.
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Sasuke's Complete Susanoo.png|Sasuke's Complete Body — Susanoo.
Sasuke Eternal MS Susanoo.jpg|Sasuke's final Susanoo (Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan Version).
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Tailed Beast Susanoo.png|Sasuke's Complete Body — Susanoo enhanced with the tailed beasts' chakra.
 
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=== Madara's Version ===
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=== Madara Uchiha ===
One of the first two amongst the Uchiha to awaken the Mangekyō Sharingan, Madara awakened a Susanoo of his own after awakening the abilities in both of his eyes and is also able to use it while having his [[Rinnegan]] activated. It is blue in colour.<ref>''Naruto'' [[Crack (volume)|volume 62]] cover</ref>
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[[Madara Uchiha]]'s Susanoo is blue in colour.<ref>[[Crack (volume)|Volume 62]] cover</ref> His Susanoo is made up of two entirely different sides that are conjoined along their spine, both of which have a distinct face: the front face has elongated [[Wikipedia:Canine tooth|canine teeth]] in its lower jaw bracket and two tusks growing from said jaw, while the back face has similarly elongated canine teeth in its upper jaw bracket and a single horn protruding from its forehead. In its armoured form, the usual tengu-like armour splits from its forehead down, revealing Susanoo's eyes while obscuring the rest of its face. Curiously, his armoured Susanoo appears to always form the Tiger hand seal with its front hands.<ref>Chapter 588, page 17</ref><ref>Chapter 620, page 17</ref> In its Complete Body form, its head gains a long tengu nose and two lines running down from its mouth to its chin area, as well as hair which is tied up at the sides.
   
Unseen in others' versions, Madara's Susanoo possesses a complete body, including a lower half and legs, which are visible when it emerges from the ground,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 575, page 6</ref> as well as two entirely different sides that are conjoined along their spine, each with a distinct pair of arms and a unique face. One of these faces has elongated [[Wikipedia:Canine tooth|canine teeth]] in its lower jaw bracket and two tusks growing from said jaw. The other has similarly elongated canine teeth in its upper jaw bracket instead, as well as a single horn protruding from its forehead. When emerged from the ground, its feet, which have six toes each, face towards the side with the elongated lower teeth. Madara has also demonstrated the ability to float inside of Susanoo when it is fully emerged from the ground.
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Madara's Susanoo wields distinct, undulating blades that resemble [[Wikipedia:Kris|kris]], held in the right hand of each side. He is able to throw the blades as guided projectiles.<ref>Chapter 577, page 12</ref> In the anime, Madara was able to manifest swords in all four of Susanoo's arms; the blades left traces of blue, fire-like chakra in the ground after impacting and could unleash shockwaves capable of obliterating numerous shinobi in a single strike.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 322</ref> In its Complete Body form, the swords more closely resemble traditional katana, complete with sheaths held in the secondary arms. These swords can cut through mountains across great distances.<ref>Chapter 589, pages 4-5</ref> For long-range attacks, Madara can use Susanoo to perform [[Yasaka Magatama]].<ref>Chapter 563, page 9</ref>
   
The right hand of each side wields an undulating blade and the Susanoo itself appears to be capable of contributing towards some of Madara's techniques, as it was seen forming hand seals when he [[Shattered Heaven|drew down two meteorites]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 560, pages 15-17</ref> It is also able to use the powerful Yasaka Magatama as a ranged attack, creating a string of magatama that he can fire at his opponents.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 563, page 9</ref> Madara has also shown the ability to combine this technique with the [[Multiple Wood Release Clone Technique]] to create a multitude of these ethereal warriors.
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Gokage vs 25 Susanoo.png|Madara's humanoid Susanoo, used by several [[wood clone]]s.
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MadaraPS.png|Madara's armoured Susanoo.
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Madara's perfect Susanoo.png|Madara's Complete Body — Susanoo.
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The final form of Madara's Susanoo is an enormous construct with its mouth obscured and a body similar to its full body form. The outer armour, which only remotely resembles the usual tengu-like armour with the trademark pillbox hat like adornment on the forehead, is split down the middle from the beak downwards where the normal Susanoo underneath is revealed. Along this armour, which seems much more fluid than that of other known Susanoo, are holes at the end. It also has four plated arms, two of which wield its undulating blades.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 588, page 17</ref> The blades are shown to be strong enough to block a caught [[Tailed Beast Ball]] being pushed against it by [[Hashirama Senju]]'s [[Wood Release: Wood Human Technique|wood golem]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 620, page 16</ref>
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=== Indra Ōtsutsuki ===
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[[File:Indra's Susanoo.png|thumb|Indra's Complete Body — Susanoo]]
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[[Indra Ōtsutsuki]]'s Susanoo is purple in colour. It has only been seen in a Complete Body form. In said form, it has accentuated eye-holes, a long tengu nose, a spike over each eye, a slit across its mouth and three gaps on each of its cheeks.<ref name="ch670">Chapter 670, pages 16-17</ref>
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Once the final form's chakra is stabilised, the eye-holes that were there before become more accentuated, with lines running upwards at the side. It gains the traditional long, tengu nose, with Madara's being more angular when compared to that of Itachi or Sasuke's. The mouth is also carved out, with two lines running down to the chin area, and it wears robes, pointed shoes and body armour on its shoulders and waist. Madara's Susanoo also possesses "hair" in this form, which is tied up at the sides. Its back set of arms, which are still plated, extend upwards like wings and its front set of arms, which lose their plating, are somewhat smaller than the plated arms. The undulating blades are replaced with straight katana, which are kept sheathed inside the palms of Susanoo's back arms and wielded by its forearms. In this form, one swing of its katana is enough to destroy an entire mountain range.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 589, pages 4-5</ref> According to Madara, the power of his Susanoo is comparable to that of a [[tailed beast]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 589, page 7</ref> Madara has also displayed a unique use of Susanoo: equipping it onto [[Kurama]] to increase the fox's offensive and defensive capabilities.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 621, pages 4-9</ref>
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=== Kakashi Hatake ===
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[[File:Kakashi Susanoo.png|thumb|left|Kakashi's Complete Body — Susanoo.]]
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[[Kakashi Hatake]]'s Susanoo is blue in colour. The Susanoo he uses has only been seen in a Complete Body form. It had the characteristic tengu nose, a [[forehead protector]]-like plating on its head, two locks of hair falling on either side of its face, a hole in its chin, and a vertical mark extending across its left eye, similar to Kakashi's own signature scar. It wields a katana,<ref>Chapter 689, page 8</ref> but its most notable weaponry are the Mangekyō-shaped shuriken that can [[Kamui Shuriken|warp away targets]] on contact.<ref>Chapter 689, pages 1-2</ref>
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=== Shisui Uchiha ===
Madara Susanoo Ribcage 2.jpg|Madara manifesting Susanoo's ribcage.
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[[File:Shisui anime Susanoo.png|thumb|Shisui's humanoid Susanoo.]]
Madara's Susanoo.png|Madara's incomplete Susanoo.
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In the [[Ninja Escapades]] special included with ''[[Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution]]'', [[Shisui Uchiha]] can use a green Susanoo, even after [[Danzō]] stole his right eye. It has blade-like appendages on its shoulders, the side of its face, and along its forearms. Its right arm wields a drill-like lance that Shisui can coat with [[fire]] to create a vortex of flames. It is also able to unleash a [[Susanoo: Tsukumo|barrage of chakra needles]].
Madara's Susanoo Full Body.png|Madara's incomplete Susanoo with its lower body visible.
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Madara's complete Susanoo.png|Madara's complete Susanoo.
 
Five Kage vs Twenty-five Susanoo.png|Madara's clones using complete Susanoo with lower bodies.
 
Final Susanoo.png|Madara's final Susanoo (Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan Version).
 
Madara's Final Stabilised Susanoo.jpg|Madara's final Susanoo with its chakra stabilised (Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan Version).
 
Perfect Susanoo Equipped Kurama.JPG|Kurama equipped with Final Susanoo.
 
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== Influence ==
 
== Influence ==
 
* Similar to other Mangekyō Sharingan abilities, Susanoo was taken from Japanese mythology: [[Wikipedia:Susanoo|Susanoo]] is the wild god of sea and storms, brother to [[Wikipedia:Amaterasu|Amaterasu]] and [[Wikipedia:Tsukuyomi|Tsukuyomi]]. He was born from [[Wikipedia:Izanagi|Izanagi]] washing his nose. Susanoo inherited his father's sword [[Wikipedia:Totsuka-no-Tsurugi|Totsuka no Tsurugi]], which Izanagi used to kill his newborn son, [[Wikipedia:Kagu-Tsuchi|Kagu-Tsuchi]] after his birth burned his mother, [[Wikipedia:Izanami|Izanami]], to death. After his exile for his relentless harassment of Amaterasu, Susanoo redeemed himself when he used Totsuka to slay the serpent [[Wikipedia:Yamata no Orochi|Yamata no Orochi]] and obtained the Sword of Kusanagi from the monster's corpse. He later gave the acquired blade to Amaterasu as a peace offering.
 
* Similar to other Mangekyō Sharingan abilities, Susanoo was taken from Japanese mythology: [[Wikipedia:Susanoo|Susanoo]] is the wild god of sea and storms, brother to [[Wikipedia:Amaterasu|Amaterasu]] and [[Wikipedia:Tsukuyomi|Tsukuyomi]]. He was born from [[Wikipedia:Izanagi|Izanagi]] washing his nose. Susanoo inherited his father's sword [[Wikipedia:Totsuka-no-Tsurugi|Totsuka no Tsurugi]], which Izanagi used to kill his newborn son, [[Wikipedia:Kagu-Tsuchi|Kagu-Tsuchi]] after his birth burned his mother, [[Wikipedia:Izanami|Izanami]], to death. After his exile for his relentless harassment of Amaterasu, Susanoo redeemed himself when he used Totsuka to slay the serpent [[Wikipedia:Yamata no Orochi|Yamata no Orochi]] and obtained the Sword of Kusanagi from the monster's corpse. He later gave the acquired blade to Amaterasu as a peace offering.
 
* Susanoo's designs are based on {{translation|''[[Wikipedia:Tengu|Tengu]]''|天狗}}, well known ''yokai'' that are associated with the ascetic practice of [[Wikipedia:Shugendō|''shugendō'']]. In their final forms, the Susanoo are garbed in the attire of ''shugendō'' practioners, known as [[Wikipedia:Yamabushi|''yamabushi'']], and wear hoods that resemble tengu masks, with Itachi's and Madara's appearing as long-nosed ''Hanataka Tengu'' and Sasuke's as a crow-billed ''Karasu Tengu''. In Japanese myth, Susanoo produced the fiend [[Wikipedia:Amanozako|Amanozako]] who is said to have been the progenitor of the Tengu.
 
* Susanoo's designs are based on {{translation|''[[Wikipedia:Tengu|Tengu]]''|天狗}}, well known ''yokai'' that are associated with the ascetic practice of [[Wikipedia:Shugendō|''shugendō'']]. In their final forms, the Susanoo are garbed in the attire of ''shugendō'' practioners, known as [[Wikipedia:Yamabushi|''yamabushi'']], and wear hoods that resemble tengu masks, with Itachi's and Madara's appearing as long-nosed ''Hanataka Tengu'' and Sasuke's as a crow-billed ''Karasu Tengu''. In Japanese myth, Susanoo produced the fiend [[Wikipedia:Amanozako|Amanozako]] who is said to have been the progenitor of the Tengu.
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* Madara's Susanoo design may be influenced by {{translation|''Ryomen Sukuna''|両面宿儺}}, a human-like being described in the {{translation|''[[Wikipedia:Nihon Shoki|Nihon Shoki]]''|日本書紀}} as having one body with two faces back-to-back, each with its own set of arms and legs.
 
* The {{translation|[[Wikipedia:Yata no Kagami|Yata no Kagami]]|八咫鏡|lit meaning=Eight Span Mirror}} is one of the {{translation|[[Wikipedia:Imperial Regalia of Japan|Three Imperial Regalia of Japan]]|三種の神器|Sanshu no Jingi}}, together with the [[Sword of Kusanagi]] and the {{translation|[[Wikipedia:Yasakani no Magatama|Yasakani no Magatama]]|八尺瓊曲玉|lit meaning=Eight [[Wikipedia:Shaku (unit)|Shaku]] Curved Jewel}}.
 
* The {{translation|[[Wikipedia:Yata no Kagami|Yata no Kagami]]|八咫鏡|lit meaning=Eight Span Mirror}} is one of the {{translation|[[Wikipedia:Imperial Regalia of Japan|Three Imperial Regalia of Japan]]|三種の神器|Sanshu no Jingi}}, together with the [[Sword of Kusanagi]] and the {{translation|[[Wikipedia:Yasakani no Magatama|Yasakani no Magatama]]|八尺瓊曲玉|lit meaning=Eight [[Wikipedia:Shaku (unit)|Shaku]] Curved Jewel}}.
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* Itachi's Susanoo carries the Sword of Totsuka in a gourd. An ethereal weapon inside a gourd could be a reference to the hyōtan-kozō, a gourd spirit from Japanese folklore.
   
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
[[File:Sasuke Fully Susanoo.jpg|thumb|right|Sasuke's final Susanoo in the anime.]]
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[[File:Sasuke's armoured Susanoo.png|thumb|right|Sasuke's armoured Susanoo in the anime.]]
* In the anime, the final form of Sasuke's Susanoo has few minor changes: aside from having five fingers instead of six, and having straight teeth, it was also shown wielding a gourd in the secondary right hand instead of an orb, making it look similar to Itachi's final Susanoo.
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* When it first appeared in the anime, the armoured form of Sasuke's Susanoo was depicted as identical to Itachi's, even wielding weapons identical to the Sword of Totsuka and Yata Mirror. Its appearance and weapons were changed to match the manga in subsequent appearances.
* Itachi and Sasuke's Susanoo are depicted as different colours in the anime than in the manga. This is due to the fact that their Susanoo were illustrated in the anime before being coloured in the manga.
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* The [[Sha no Sho|third databook]] states that the user must first unlock [[Tsukuyomi]] and [[Amaterasu]] before they can gain Susanoo,<ref name="d3" /> though this was only the case for Itachi. In the [[Jin no Sho|fourth databook]], usage of Susanoo is attributed to simply possessing both Mangekyō Sharingan.<ref>Fourth Databook, page 242</ref>
* Prior to the completion of Sasuke's Susanoo, it was glimpsed as a shadowy figure in [[Susanoo Genjutsu|a genjutsu]] that Sasuke placed [[C]] under.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 462, page 6</ref>
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* Prior to the completion of Sasuke's Susanoo, its humanoid form was glimpsed as a shadowy figure in a [[Genjutsu: Sharingan|genjutsu]] he used.<ref>Chapter 462, page 6</ref>
* Both Itachi and Sasuke's final form of Susanoo's mouth area always appear to face to the right, but the mouth area of Sasuke's new version faces to the left side instead.
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* Sasuke's humanoid Susanoo bears a great resemblance to [[Wikipedia:Brave Raideen|Raideen the Brave]], one of a number of [[Wikipedia:Yoshiyuki Tomino|Yoshiyuki Tomino]] references in the series (another being the ''[[Wikipedia:Mobile Suit Gundam|Gundam]]''-derived names of [[Kakuzu]]'s techniques).
* Sasuke's bow-wielding form of Susanoo bears a great resemblance to [[Wikipedia:Brave Raideen|Raideen the Brave]], one of a number of Yoshiyuki Tomino references in the series (another being the [[Wikipedia:Mobile Suit Gundam|Gundam]]-derived names of [[Kakuzu]]'s techniques).
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* Shisui's Susanoo resembles the eponymous mecha from the anime ''[[Wikipedia:Steel Jeeg|Steel Jeeg]]''.
* The Totsuka Sword wielded by Itachi's Susanoo is considered to be a "Sword of Kusanagi", although this has been popularly mistranslated as it being the perfect counter to the Sword of Kusanagi.
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* Despite Madara, Indra, Sasuke and Kakashi all being shown to manifest a stabilised Susanoo in the manga, only Madara is listed as a user of the Complete Body Susanoo in the fourth databook.<ref name="d4"/>
* Itachi's Susanoo carries the Sword of Totsuka in a gourd. An ethereal weapon inside a gourd could be a reference to the hyōtan-kozō, a gourd spirit from Japanese folklore.
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* In ''[[Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3|Ultimate Ninja Storm 3]]'', Madara's Susanoo swords are capable of spinning, giving them a drill-like ability.
* During the Sasuke vs. Itachi boss battle in ''[[Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2]]'', Susanoo doesn't appear around Itachi, but behind him. However, during his "awakening", Susanoo appears around him in a much smaller form.
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* In ''[[Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4|Ultimate Ninja Storm 4]]'', when Madara's [[Limbo: Border Jail|limbo clones]] use Susanoo, the technique appears black in colour as apposed to his [[Multiple Wood Release Clone Technique|wood clones]] usage that remains blue.
* When it was first shown, Itachi's Susanoo had five fingers on its hands.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 392, page 8</ref> After that, however, instead of five, it has a total of six fingers per hand, like all other known Susanoo.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 551, page 9</ref>
 
* Both Itachi and Sasuke's Susanoo were illustrated earlier with only a secondary right hand. However, in [[Brothers, Fight Together!! (chapter)|chapter 579]] they were both depicted as also having secondary left hands whilst in their incomplete forms.
 
* Members of the clan have been noted to access Susanoo without having their Mangekyō Sharingan activated.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 393, page 3</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 560, page 15</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 577, page 15</ref>
 
   
 
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Susanoo [1]
Susanoo
Name
Kanji 須佐能乎
Rōmaji Susanoo
Literal English He with the ability to help by all means
Other Tempestuous God of Valour (勇武の荒神, Yūbu no Aragami)
Debut
Manga Volume #43, Chapter #391
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #138
Novel Boruto: Naruto the Movie
Movie Boruto: Naruto the Movie
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3
OVA Naruto Shippūden: UNSG anime cutscenes
Appears in Anime, Manga, Novel, Game, Movie
Data
Classification Mangekyō Sharingan Itachi Kekkei Genkai, Ninjutsu, Dōjutsu
Class Offensive, Defensive
Range All ranges
Derived jutsu
Amaterasu: Flame Wrapping Fire

Users

Susanoo is a gigantic, humanoid being made of the user's chakra that surrounds them and fights on their behalf. It is the strongest ability available to those who have the Mangekyō Sharingan, and in fact is the rarest to achieve.[2] In order to use this ability, the wielder must have awakened the Mangekyō Sharingan in both eyes.[3]

Attributes Edit

When activated, Susanoo forms around the user and becomes an extension of their will, acting and attacking on their behalf. By default, Susanoo is anchored to its user and they to it: in its less developed forms it will move around with the user; in its more completed forms the user will be suspended within Susanoo, being brought with it as it moves around.[4] This connection allows Susanoo to shield against physical attacks, one that becomes more difficult to penetrate as it is manifested more fully. If it is damaged, Susanoo does not regenerate and it can only be repaired either by advancing it to the next developmental stage or by dispersing it and then forming it anew.

Although Susanoo is quite effective as a defence, it is able to distinguish in what it blocks. For example, the user can still perform jutsu while within Susanoo and the attacks will pass through it without complications.[5] Others can be brought within Susanoo with the user's permission,[6] and users can likewise choose to leave Susanoo's protective envelope.[7] The latter property can be used against the user, as if an opponent can bypass Susanoo, however slightly and latch onto them, they can be pulled out of Susanoo.[8] Susanoo is also only able to defend against physical attacks, so they are still vulnerable to visual[9] or auditory attacks.[10]

So long as it is active, Susanoo draws on the user's chakra in large amounts. Sasuke Uchiha describes the sensation of using Susanoo as feeling pain in every cell in his body, which only increases over time and at higher developmental stages.[11] Being a Mangekyō Sharingan-based ability, it also places a strain on the user's eyes the more it is used. However, it is not actually necessary for one's Mangekyō Sharingan to be active while using Susanoo;[12] in fact, Madara Uchiha is able to use it without any eyes at all.[13]

Development Edit

Itachi Saves Naruto and B

Itachi's skeletal Susanoo.

As seen with Sasuke's learning how to use it, Susanoo has several developmental stages. Practised users go through all the stages every time they manifest it, layering more advanced stages over earlier ones or stripping them away as is needed; they can choose to stop at any developmental stage along the way if they choose to. At its simplest level, users only manifest aspects of Susanoo's skeletal structure, such as a ribcage for basic defence[14] or an arm for interacting with the surroundings.[15] Once a full skeleton is made, musculature and, later, skin forms until finally a complete humanoid is shaped. In these early stages, typically only the upper half of Susanoo is materialised, with legs becoming common once it reaches its full humanoid form.

In its next stage, armour starts to be created around the humanoid, causing it to resemble a yamabushi. In its final stage, users stabilise the chakra that comprises Susanoo to create a colossal form known as the Complete Body — Susanoo (完成体 須佐能乎, Kanseitai — Susanoo, Viz: Perfect Susanoo).[16] In this state, Susanoo gains a tengu-like nose, wings for flight, and is clad with robes and ornate armour. Its large sizes makes its attacks much more destructive. Users can shape this Complete Body form around the Nine-Tails, improving its offensive and defensive capabilities.

Senjutsu Susanoo

Sasuke's Senjutsu Susanoo.

Users are able to mingle the chakra that makes Susanoo with chakra from other sources. Sasuke uses the chakra from Jūgo's Sage Transformation to make a "Senjutsu Susanoo" (仙術須佐能乎, Literally meaning: Sage Technique Susanoo), with markings reminiscent of the Cursed Seal of Heaven spreading across it.[17] He later stores the chakra of the nine tailed beasts within his Susanoo, drastically improving its strength and causing lightning to emanate from its back.[18]

Versions Edit

Susanoo differs between users, varying in terms of colour, armour design, and weaponry used. Some features are consistent however, such as having two sets of arms - one of which can change to wings as part of its Complete Body form - and six fingers on each of its hands. All Susanoo wield at least one sword, though the type of sword varies.

Itachi Uchiha Edit

Itachi Uchiha's Susanoo is yellow in the manga;[19] in the anime, its skeletal and armoured forms are red and its humanoid form is orange.[20] In its humanoid form, its face is framed by locks of hair, with an appendage on its chin reminiscent of a Pharaoh's false beard. When its armour is formed, Itachi's Susanoo resembles a long-nosed tengu and it wears a pair of magatama earrings.

Itachi's Susanoo possesses a curved blade that resembles a dagger or tantō.[21] He rarely uses this, however, preferring his Sword of Totsuka, wielded in its primary right hand and sheathed in a sake jar held by its second right hand. The Sword of Totsuka is an ethereal weapon with an enchanted blade that, in addition to standard cutting, can seal anyone it pierces, trapping them in a genjutsu-like "world of drunken dreams" for all eternity. In its primary left hand, Itachi's Susanoo wields the Yata Mirror, a shield that can change its nature depending on the attack it receives, thus nullifying it. According to Black Zetsu, the simultaneous use of the Sword of Totsuka and the Yata Mirror made Itachi essentially invincible.[1] For long-range attacks, Itachi can use Susanoo to perform Yasaka Magatama.[22]

Sasuke Uchiha Edit

Sasuke Uchiha's Susanoo was initially depicted as a dark shade of blue in the manga,[23] though it is purple in all other medias. Because Sasuke's development has often been marked by intense feelings of hatred, his Susanoo is noted to be much darker in composition compared to Itachi's.[24] Whereas Itachi's Susanoo appears relatively "normal", Sasuke's possesses demonic horns, a long appendage on its chin, and a malevolent grin. Its armoured form initially appears largely the same as Itachi's save for having jagged teeth around its hood.[25] After Sasuke gains the Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan, however, its appearance changes, the armour's mouth taking on a beak-like shape and generally becoming ghastly-looking.[26]

In its Complete Body form, Sasuke's Susanoo has a helmet that features a long tengu nose, two spikes over each eye, a slit stretching across its mouth, three gaps on each of its cheeks and one additional gap on its chin. Because of his Rinnegan, Sasuke can use the wings of his Complete Body Susanoo to block out the light of the Infinite Tsukuyomi.[27] When drawing on the power of the tailed beasts, the armour of the Complete Body form is reduced somewhat, exposing the humanoid within. Sasuke is able to perform his Chidori through this enhanced Complete Body Susanoo.[28]

Sasuke's Susanoo has a blade in all its forms: a sabre in its developmental forms;[29] an Ōdachi in its humanoid form, wielded with its second right hand;[30] a pair of katana in its Complete Body form.[31] Its primary weapon, though, is a bow, manifested on the wrist of its left arm; the bow can double as a shield, a function that becomes more visually apparent in its armoured form.[25] Arrows are drawn from an orb held by its primary right hand and can be fired very quickly, such that only Kabuto Yakushi, while utilising Sage Mode, has been able to avoid one.[32] The arrow's properties can be augmented, either with black flames in its armoured form[33] or lightning in its Complete Body state.[34]

Madara Uchiha Edit

Madara Uchiha's Susanoo is blue in colour.[35] His Susanoo is made up of two entirely different sides that are conjoined along their spine, both of which have a distinct face: the front face has elongated canine teeth in its lower jaw bracket and two tusks growing from said jaw, while the back face has similarly elongated canine teeth in its upper jaw bracket and a single horn protruding from its forehead. In its armoured form, the usual tengu-like armour splits from its forehead down, revealing Susanoo's eyes while obscuring the rest of its face. Curiously, his armoured Susanoo appears to always form the Tiger hand seal with its front hands.[36][37] In its Complete Body form, its head gains a long tengu nose and two lines running down from its mouth to its chin area, as well as hair which is tied up at the sides.

Madara's Susanoo wields distinct, undulating blades that resemble kris, held in the right hand of each side. He is able to throw the blades as guided projectiles.[38] In the anime, Madara was able to manifest swords in all four of Susanoo's arms; the blades left traces of blue, fire-like chakra in the ground after impacting and could unleash shockwaves capable of obliterating numerous shinobi in a single strike.[39] In its Complete Body form, the swords more closely resemble traditional katana, complete with sheaths held in the secondary arms. These swords can cut through mountains across great distances.[40] For long-range attacks, Madara can use Susanoo to perform Yasaka Magatama.[41]

Indra Ōtsutsuki Edit

Indra&#039;s Susanoo

Indra's Complete Body — Susanoo

Indra Ōtsutsuki's Susanoo is purple in colour. It has only been seen in a Complete Body form. In said form, it has accentuated eye-holes, a long tengu nose, a spike over each eye, a slit across its mouth and three gaps on each of its cheeks.[42]

Kakashi Hatake Edit

Kakashi Susanoo

Kakashi's Complete Body — Susanoo.

Kakashi Hatake's Susanoo is blue in colour. The Susanoo he uses has only been seen in a Complete Body form. It had the characteristic tengu nose, a forehead protector-like plating on its head, two locks of hair falling on either side of its face, a hole in its chin, and a vertical mark extending across its left eye, similar to Kakashi's own signature scar. It wields a katana,[43] but its most notable weaponry are the Mangekyō-shaped shuriken that can warp away targets on contact.[44]

Shisui Uchiha Edit

Shisui anime Susanoo

Shisui's humanoid Susanoo.

In the Ninja Escapades special included with Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution, Shisui Uchiha can use a green Susanoo, even after Danzō stole his right eye. It has blade-like appendages on its shoulders, the side of its face, and along its forearms. Its right arm wields a drill-like lance that Shisui can coat with fire to create a vortex of flames. It is also able to unleash a barrage of chakra needles.

Influence Edit

  • Similar to other Mangekyō Sharingan abilities, Susanoo was taken from Japanese mythology: Susanoo is the wild god of sea and storms, brother to Amaterasu and Tsukuyomi. He was born from Izanagi washing his nose. Susanoo inherited his father's sword Totsuka no Tsurugi, which Izanagi used to kill his newborn son, Kagu-Tsuchi after his birth burned his mother, Izanami, to death. After his exile for his relentless harassment of Amaterasu, Susanoo redeemed himself when he used Totsuka to slay the serpent Yamata no Orochi and obtained the Sword of Kusanagi from the monster's corpse. He later gave the acquired blade to Amaterasu as a peace offering.
  • Susanoo's designs are based on Tengu (天狗), well known yokai that are associated with the ascetic practice of shugendō. In their final forms, the Susanoo are garbed in the attire of shugendō practioners, known as yamabushi, and wear hoods that resemble tengu masks, with Itachi's and Madara's appearing as long-nosed Hanataka Tengu and Sasuke's as a crow-billed Karasu Tengu. In Japanese myth, Susanoo produced the fiend Amanozako who is said to have been the progenitor of the Tengu.
  • Madara's Susanoo design may be influenced by Ryomen Sukuna (両面宿儺), a human-like being described in the Nihon Shoki (日本書紀) as having one body with two faces back-to-back, each with its own set of arms and legs.
  • The Yata no Kagami (八咫鏡, Literally meaning: Eight Span Mirror) is one of the Three Imperial Regalia of Japan (三種の神器, Sanshu no Jingi), together with the Sword of Kusanagi and the Yasakani no Magatama (八尺瓊曲玉, Literally meaning: Eight Shaku Curved Jewel).
  • Itachi's Susanoo carries the Sword of Totsuka in a gourd. An ethereal weapon inside a gourd could be a reference to the hyōtan-kozō, a gourd spirit from Japanese folklore.

Trivia Edit

Sasuke&#039;s armoured Susanoo

Sasuke's armoured Susanoo in the anime.

  • When it first appeared in the anime, the armoured form of Sasuke's Susanoo was depicted as identical to Itachi's, even wielding weapons identical to the Sword of Totsuka and Yata Mirror. Its appearance and weapons were changed to match the manga in subsequent appearances.
  • The third databook states that the user must first unlock Tsukuyomi and Amaterasu before they can gain Susanoo,[1] though this was only the case for Itachi. In the fourth databook, usage of Susanoo is attributed to simply possessing both Mangekyō Sharingan.[45]
  • Prior to the completion of Sasuke's Susanoo, its humanoid form was glimpsed as a shadowy figure in a genjutsu he used.[46]
  • Sasuke's humanoid Susanoo bears a great resemblance to Raideen the Brave, one of a number of Yoshiyuki Tomino references in the series (another being the Gundam-derived names of Kakuzu's techniques).
  • Shisui's Susanoo resembles the eponymous mecha from the anime Steel Jeeg.
  • Despite Madara, Indra, Sasuke and Kakashi all being shown to manifest a stabilised Susanoo in the manga, only Madara is listed as a user of the Complete Body — Susanoo in the fourth databook.[16]
  • In Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, Madara's Susanoo swords are capable of spinning, giving them a drill-like ability.
  • In Ultimate Ninja Storm 4, when Madara's limbo clones use Susanoo, the technique appears black in colour as apposed to his wood clones usage that remains blue.

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Third Databook, pages 274-275
  2. Chapter 467, page 9
  3. Chapter 464, page 16
  4. Chapter 589, page 2
  5. Chapter 477, page 6
  6. Chapter 647, page 14
  7. Chapter 552, pages 1-2
  8. Chapter 560, pages 12-13
  9. Chapter 580, pages 3-4
  10. Chapter 585, pages 8-9
  11. Chapter 466, page 5
  12. Chapter 392
  13. Chapter 658, page 10
  14. Chapter 463, page 6
  15. Chapter 476, pages 13-14
  16. 16.0 16.1 Fourth Databook, page 245
  17. Chapter 648, page 4
  18. Chapter 696, page 11
  19. Volume 58 cover
  20. Naruto: Shippūden episode 138
  21. Chapter 585, pages 14-15
  22. Chapter 551, page 12
  23. Volume 51 cover
  24. Chapter 464, page 17
  25. 25.0 25.1 Chapter 484, page 9
  26. Chapter 553, pages 15-17
  27. Chapter 677, page 14
  28. Chapter 695, page 13
  29. Chapter 465, pages 1-3
  30. Chapter 648, page 2
  31. Chapter 676, page 14
  32. Chapter 579, page 14
  33. Chapter 634, page 10
  34. Chapter 696, page 15
  35. Volume 62 cover
  36. Chapter 588, page 17
  37. Chapter 620, page 17
  38. Chapter 577, page 12
  39. Naruto: Shippūden episode 322
  40. Chapter 589, pages 4-5
  41. Chapter 563, page 9
  42. Chapter 670, pages 16-17
  43. Chapter 689, page 8
  44. Chapter 689, pages 1-2
  45. Fourth Databook, page 242
  46. Chapter 462, page 6
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