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|ref=<ref name="d3">Third Databook, pages 274-275</ref>
 
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|kanji=須佐能乎
 
|kanji=須佐能乎
 
|unnamed jutsu=No
 
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|romaji=Susanoo
 
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|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 romanization. -->
 
|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=Indra Ōtsutsuki~manga, Madara Uchiha, Shisui Uchiha~anime, Itachi Uchiha, Sasuke Uchiha, Kakashi Hatake~manga
 
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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 an ability granted to those who awaken the powers of both their [[Mangekyō Sharingan]]. It creates a gigantic, humanoid being that surrounds the user and fights on their behalf. 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 force and damages their body over time.<ref name="d3" /> With continued mastery of Susanoo, the user can bypass this weakness and can continue to sustain Susanoo with the only concern being their chakra reservoir.
   
 
== Overview ==
 
== Overview ==
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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According to [[Sasuke Uchiha]], if a Sharingan user unlocks two Mangekyō Sharingan powers, one in each eye, known as the {{translation|"Double Mangekyō"|ダブル万華鏡|Daburu Mangekyō}}, it gives access to the third power, Susanoo.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 464, page 16</ref> Nevertheless, for a [[Sharingan]] user to activate Susanoo, according to [[Obito Uchiha]], is a rarity.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 467, page 9</ref> Since it is formed through the materialisation of the user's [[chakra]], its abilities, appearance and colour vary among individuals. The user is able to freely move around within Susanoo's body as well as levitate inside of it,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 589, page 2</ref> and can also leave its body entirely while maintaining it.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 552, pages 1-2</ref> It is also possible for others to enter Susanoo when allowed by the user.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 647, page 14</ref> While Susanoo acts as a defence against external attacks, anything coming out of its body will simply phase through it.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 477, page 6</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 479, page 9</ref> Susanoo can also be easily reformed in the event it is oblierated by a powerful attack, provided it protected the user from being massively injured and they're still physically capable of reforming it.
   
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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Several users of this technique have demonstrated the ability to activate and maintain Susanoo without having their Mangekyō Sharingan active,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 560, pages 14-15</ref><ref name="ch670">''Naruto'' chapter 670, pages 16-17</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 678, page 3</ref> or even their regular Sharingan.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 392</ref> Madara was able to use this technique even without having any eyes.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 658, page 10</ref>
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=== Weaknesses ===
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As with other techniques granted by the Mangekyō Sharingan, the user's eyes and body are strained while using Susanoo and a large amount of their [[chakra]] is consumed. Sasuke described this sensation as feeling pain in every cell in his body, which only increased as Susanoo developed.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 466, page 5</ref> Because the user is able to freely pass through Susanoo, it is possible for an opponent to forcibly remove them from it; [[Gaara]], for example, was able to drag Madara outside of his Susanoo using the [[sand]] under his feet.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 560, pages 12-13</ref> A sufficiently powerful attack can result in damage being done to Susanoo, especially during the technique's developmental stages, after which the user is left open to attack.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 479, pages 9-10</ref> Susanoo cannot defend against attacks which do not actually deal physical damage to it, such as [[Sage Art: White Rage Technique|strong lights and sounds]], [[Demonic Flute: Phantom Sound Chains|sound-based]] [[genjutsu]] and, in the anime, [[Wood Release: Advent of a World of Flowering Trees|paralysing pollen]], all of which can impair the user's ability to sustain Susanoo.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 580, pages 3-4</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 585, pages 8-9</ref><ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 368</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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As it develops, Susanoo goes through several different forms, usually gaining additional weaponry in the process. The user can switch between these forms at will or, in the case of the first two stages, leave it in a state between forms.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 560, page 10</ref> Susanoo's development was best demonstrated while Sasuke was learning how to use the technique, gaining additional forms as his control over it increased. When first activating the technique, the user can only manifest a portion of Susanoo's skeleton, such as a smaller version of its ribcage which, while providing a good defence, can still be fractured,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 463, page 6</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 464, page 1</ref> as well as melted.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 466, page 7</ref> The user can form other parts of the skeletal structure, such as an arm, to interact with their surroundings,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 476, pages 13-14</ref> or to wield one of Susanoo's weapons.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 577, page 12</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 585, page 13</ref> When first forming, Susanoo manifests around the user as an aura.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 574, page 9</ref>
   
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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Eventually, the user is able to form the entirety of Susanoo's skeletal structure. Additional musculature and skin can then form atop Susanoo's bones, progressively completing it until it develops into a full-bodied form, in which the vulnerabilities of the skeletal form are largely eliminated. In its next form, this fully humanoid shape is further surrounded by a layer of armour that causes it to resemble a [[Wikipedia:Yamabushi|yamabushi]]. At this stage, it can prevent enemies from reaching the user unless they can get through Susanoo's various layers. Though users of this technique often only form Susanoo's upper half, legs can be manifested to give it a complete body, granting it increased mobility. Some users, who have attained perfect mastery over this technique, are capable of stabilising Susanoo's chakra, causing it enter a colossal form known as the {{translation|"Complete Body Susanoo"|完全体 須佐能乎|Kanzentai Susanoo|engtv=Perfect Susanoo}}.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 588, page 15</ref>
   
 
=== Itachi's Version ===
 
=== Itachi's Version ===
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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The two powers Itachi unlocked were [[Tsukuyomi]] in his left eye, and [[Amaterasu]] in his right. His 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 looked the most human-like until Sasuke channeled the chakra of the tailed beasts into his own. In its full-bodied form, its face is framed by locks of hair, with an appendage on its chin reminiscent of a [[Wikipedia:Pharaoh|Pharaoh]]'s false beard. Itachi's Susanoo has two sets of arms, which are conjoined at the elbows; the secondary arms are manifested as required.<ref name="chpt579">''Naruto'' chapter 579, pages 6-7</ref> In its final form, the armour that surrounds Itachi's Susanoo resembles a long-nosed tengu and it wears a pair of magatama earrings.
   
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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In its primary left hand, Itachi's Susanoo wields the [[Yata Mirror]], a shield which is endowed with all five [[nature transformation]]s, allowing it to change its own characteristics depending on the the attack it receives, thus nullifying 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, and can cut through opponents and objects like a normal blade. Victims of the sword are trapped in a [[genjutsu]]-like "world of drunken dreams" for all eternity. [[Black Zetsu]] said that the Sword of Totsuka combined with the Yata Mirror essentially made Itachi's Susanoo invincible.<ref name="d3" />
   
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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For longer-ranged attacks, Itachi is able to use the powerful [[Yasaka Magatama]], which can be used as three chakra magatama bound together by a single, circular thread and fired as a projectile,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 551, page 12</ref> or as several magatama strung out on a chakra string, which detach and fire off individually.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 580, page 10</ref> Itachi's Susanoo is also able to wield a sword resembling a curved dagger in its skeletal form.
   
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Itachi Ribcage.jpg|Itachi manifesting Susanoo's ribcage.
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Itachi's Susanoo ribcage.png|Itachi manifesting Susanoo's ribcage.
ItachiSavesNarutoBee.jpg|Itachi's incomplete Susanoo.
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ItachiSavesNarutoBee.png|Itachi's skeletal Susanoo.
Itachi Susanoo.jpg|Itachi's complete Susanoo forming.
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Itachi Susanoo.jpg|Itachi's full-bodied Susanoo forming.
Itachi's 4-armed complete susanoo.png|Itachi's four-armed complete Susanoo forming.
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Itachi's 4-armed Susanoo.png|Itachi's four-armed full-bodied Susanoo forming.
YasakaMagatamaAnime.jpg|Itachi's complete Susanoo.
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YasakaMagatamaAnime.png|Itachi's full-bodied Susanoo.
ItachiFinalSusanoo.png|Itachi's final Susanoo.
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Itachi's armoured Susanoo.png|Itachi's armoured Susanoo.
 
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=== Sasuke's Version ===
 
=== Sasuke's Version ===
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 unlocked the two powers of the advanced fire nature [[Blaze Release]] in both of his eyes, with the power to [[Amaterasu|unleash the flames of that nature]] in his left eye and the power to [[Blaze Release: Kagutsuchi|control them]] with his right. His Susanoo is purple in colour in the anime. While initially dark blue in the manga, more recent chapters have coloured it purple as well. 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 skeletal and full-bodied forms, it has a more demonic appearance in contrast to Itachi's, possessing horns, a long appendage on its chin and a malevolent grin. Sasuke's Susanoo can form up to four arms, manifesting the secondary arms as needed.<ref name="chpt579" /> When it first entered its armoured form, the tengu-like layer of armour surrounding it had jagged teeth around its hood, as opposed to the straight teeth of Itachi's armour, and wore magatama earrings.<ref name="chpt484pg9">''Naruto'' chapter 484, page 9</ref> After Sasuke gained the [[Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan]], the layer of armour worn by his Susanoo changed in appearance. The mouth of the armour took on a beak-like shape, its arms gained additional plating and it overall became more ghastly in appearance.<ref name="ch553">''Naruto'' 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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Sasuke's skeletal Susanoo is able to manifest a sword, which it wields in its left hand. In its full-bodied form, his Susanoo wields a bow in its left hand and an orb capable of producing weapons, such as arrows for use with said bow, in its second right hand. In Susanoo's armoured form, its bow grows in size and takes on a more shield-like appearance. Entering its armoured form also gave Sasuke's Susanoo the ability to manifest an orb of [[Amaterasu|black flames]],<ref name="chpt574">''Naruto'' chapter 574, page 10</ref> which it can wield regardless of which stage it is in. It can shoot black flames out from the orb towards a target.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 585, page 7</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 634, page 12</ref> Using [[Blaze Release: Susanoo Kagutsuchi]], Sasuke can produce various weapons from the orb, including a blade wielded by Susanoo's primary right hand, which can be used to stab his targets and set them ablaze,<ref name="ch553" /> and arrows which can be utilised with Susanoo's bow.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 634, pages 12-14</ref> Sasuke can also produce [[Blaze Release: Yasaka Magatama|tomoe-shaped projectiles]] from the orb to set his opponents on fire from a distance.<ref name="chpt574" />
   
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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By the time of the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]], Sasuke was able to conjure legs for his full-bodied Susanoo and likewise greatly increase its overall size.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 647, page 11</ref> He was able to use the [[senjutsu]] chakra [[Jūgo]] generated via [[Sage Transformation]] to enhance his Susanoo with [[natural energy]], temporarily creating markings reminiscent of the [[Cursed Seal of Heaven]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 648, page 4</ref> Upon first manifesting his stabilised Susanoo, Sasuke was able to [[Shape Transformation|shape]] it into armour for [[Naruto Uzumaki]]'s [[Nine-Tails Chakra Mode#Sage Mode Enhancement|Sage Tailed Beast Mode]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 651, pages 2-3</ref> In that state, his Susanoo wielded a plated sword which was able to cut through even the famed [[Sword of Nunoboko]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 651, pages 13-15</ref> After obtaining the [[Six Paths Yin Power]] from [[Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki]] and awakening the [[Rinnegan]], the face of his full-bodied Susanoo was altered slightly; holes appeared in its cheeks, and it no longer bears a grin.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 676, page 12</ref> After he lost Six Paths Yin power, this face turned back into it's original face.
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In its stabilised form, Sasuke's Susanoo is clad in armour akin to a samurai, wearing robes, thick boots and body armour on its shoulders and waist. It has a long tengu nose, two spikes over each eye, a slit stretching across its mouth and three gaps on each of its cheeks as well as one on its chin. The secondary arms of Sasuke's Susanoo become wings, making it capable of flight,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 676, pages 13-14</ref> while retaining small fingers used to hold its blades when not in use. It wields two katana, which were able to slice through satellites formed by [[Chibaku Tensei]] with ease.<ref name="chpt676">''Naruto'' chapter 676, page 14</ref> In conjunction with Sasuke's Rinnegan, it was able to block out the light of the [[Infinite Tsukuyomi]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 677, page 14</ref> Sasuke was also able to use his [[Chidori]] through this form.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 695, page 13</ref>
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Sasuke Ribcage 2.jpg|Sasuke manifesting Susanoo's ribcage.
 
Sasuke Ribcage 2.jpg|Sasuke manifesting Susanoo's ribcage.
SasukeSusanooIncomplete.png|Sasuke's incomplete Susanoo.
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Sasuke grabs Danzo with Susanoo.png|Sasuke's skeletal Susanoo.
Sasuke's 4-armed complete susanoo.png|Sasuke's four-armed incomplete Susanoo.
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SasukeFullSusanoo.jpg|Sasuke's full-bodied Susanoo without legs.
SasukeFullSusanoo.jpg|Sasuke's complete Susanoo.
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Sasuke's Fully body Susanoo.png|Sasuke's full-bodied Susanoo with legs.
Susanoo 484 RAW.jpeg|Sasuke's final Susanoo.
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Sasuke Complete Susanoo holes colored.png|Sasuke's full-bodied Susanoo with an altered face.
Sasuke Eternal MS Susanoo.jpg|Sasuke's final Susanoo (Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan Version).
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Susanoo 484 RAW.jpeg|Sasuke's armoured Susanoo.
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Second Susanoo.png|Sasuke's armoured Susanoo (Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan version).
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Sasuke's Perfect Susanoo closeup.png|A closeup of Sasuke's stabilised Perfect Susanoo.
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Sasuke protects Team 7.png|Sasuke's stabilised Perfect Susanoo.
 
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=== Madara's Version ===
 
=== Madara's Version ===
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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The two powers Madara unlocked to use Susanoo are unknown. Nevertheless, he is still able to use Susanoo, which is blue in colour.<ref>''Naruto'' [[Crack (volume)|volume 62]] cover</ref> It 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. It wields a pair of undulating blades, one being held by the right hand of both its sides. Madara's Susanoo is able to manifest a lower half with legs and feet.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 575, page 6</ref>
   
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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Susanoo itself appears to be capable of contributing toward some of Madara's techniques, as it was seen forming hand seals when he [[Tengai Shinsei|drew down two meteorites]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 560, pages 15-17</ref> It is able to use the powerful Yasaka Magatama as a ranged attack, creating a string of magatama that Madara can fire at his opponents.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 563, page 9</ref> Madara has shown the ability to combine this technique with the [[Multiple Wood Release Clone Technique]] to create a multitude of these ethereal warriors.
   
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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Once entering its final and armoured form, Madara's Susanoo becomes an enormous construct, standing taller than the wreckage of his meteorites. The outer armour, which is fluid in nature and only remotely resembles the usual tengu-like armour, splits down the middle from its forehead down, revealing Susanoo's eyes while obscuring the rest of its face. Its arms gain plating and the secondary set wield its undulating blades. While in this unstablised form, the two front hands always appear to be forming the Tiger hand seal.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 588, page 17</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 620, page 17</ref>
   
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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Madara's mastery over Susanoo allows him to manifest the {{Translation|'''Complete Body — Susanoo'''|完成体 須佐能乎|Kanseitai Susanoo}}.<ref name="d4">Fourth Databook, page 245</ref> In this state, its armour becomes more solid and samurai-like, forming robes, pointed shoes and body armour on its shoulders and waist. It 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. Its primary arms lose their plating and decrease in size, while its secondary arms extend behind its shoulders as wings. Rather than undulating blades, this form wields a pair of straight katana, which are sheathed by its winged secondary arms and wielded by its primary arms. According to Madara, the offensive power of his Susanoo is comparable to that of a [[tailed beast]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 589, page 7</ref> Madara has displayed the ability to equip his stabilised Susanoo onto [[Kurama]] to complement their respective abilities.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 621, pages 4-9</ref>
   
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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MadaraSusanooRibcageAnime.png|Madara manifesting Susanoo's ribcage.
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Madara incomplete ep368.png|Madara's skeletal Susanoo.
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Madara's susanoo.png|Madara's full-bodied Susanoo without legs.
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Gokage vs 25 Susanoo.png|Madara's wood clones using full-bodied Susanoo with legs.
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MadaraPS.png|Madara's armoured Susanoo (Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan version).
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Madara's perfect Susanoo.png|Madara's Complete Body — Susanoo.
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=== Indra's Version ===
Madara Susanoo Ribcage 2.jpg|Madara manifesting Susanoo's ribcage.
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[[File:Indra susanoo.PNG|thumb|Indra's stabilised Perfect Susanoo]]
Madara's Susanoo.png|Madara's incomplete Susanoo.
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The two powers Indra had to unlock Susanoo are unknown. However, as the first user of the Mangekyō Sharingan, Indra attained complete mastery over Susanoo, allowing him to manifest its stabilised form. In said form, it is clad in armour akin to a samurai, with 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. It wears robes and has body armour on its shoulders.<ref name="ch670" />
Madara's Susanoo Full Body.png|Madara's incomplete Susanoo with its lower body visible.
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=== Kakashi's Version ===
Five Kage vs Twenty-five Susanoo.png|Madara's clones using complete Susanoo with lower bodies.
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[[File:Kakashi Susanoo.png|thumb|left|Kakashi's stabilised Perfect Susanoo.]]
Final Susanoo.png|Madara's final Susanoo (Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan Version).
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After receiving Obito's chakra and Sharingan powers, manifesting them in both his own eyes, Kakashi gained access to the two powers of Obito's [[Kamui]], thereby unlocking the ability to use Susanoo. He also created the Susanoo in its stabilised form. His Susanoo has the characteristic tengu nose and is clad in samuraiesque attire, wearing robes, thick boots and body armour on its shoulders and waist. The construct has [[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. Its secondary set of arms form wings, allowing for flight.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 688, pages 16-17</ref> His Susanoo can also conjure up a sword.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 689, page 8</ref> Kakashi was also shown able to let others ride within Susanoo's forehead alongside him. By combining Susanoo with Kamui, Kakashi is able to launch multiple [[Kamui Shuriken|giant shuriken]], which are able to warp away what ever they strike.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 689, pages 1-2</ref>
Madara's Final Stabilised Susanoo.jpg|Madara's final Susanoo with its chakra stabilised (Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan Version).
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Perfect Susanoo Equipped Kurama.JPG|Kurama equipped with Final Susanoo.
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=== Shisui's Version ===
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[[File:Shisui anime Susanoo.png|thumb|Shisui's full-bodied Susanoo.]]
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In the anime,<ref>''[[Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution]]'', OVA cutscene</ref> Shisui gained access to this technique after fully unlocking the two powers of [[Kotoamatsukami]] from both of his Mangekyō Sharingan. It is green in colour and has a wide mouth with elongated lower canine teeth. The construct has rounded shoulders with blade-like appendages on them as well as on the side of its face and along its forearms. Its right arm wields a drill-like lance that can be used in unison with Shisui's [[Fire Release]] to create a vortex of flames. It is also able to unleash a [[Susanoo: Tsukumo|barrage of chakra needles]].
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=== Tailed Beast Influence ===
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[[File:Tailed Beast Susanoo.png|thumb|right|Sasuke's Perfect Susanoo enhanced with all the nine tailed beasts' chakras.]]
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After absorbing the chakras from all nine [[tailed beasts]] using his Susanoo as a vessel like the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]],<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 696, page 7</ref> Sasuke's Susanoo underwent a drastic change. In this new form inside the armour of Susanoo was a giant humanoid construct made of chakra. <ref>''Naruto'' chapter 696, page 11</ref> In this form Sasuke was able to create a bow and arrow which are infused with lightning-natured chakra. One [[Indra's Arrow|arrow]] was strong enough to counter a senjutsu-enhanced [[Tailed Beast Ball]]. <ref>''Naruto'' chapter 696, page 15</ref>
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=== Senjutsu Influence ===
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[[File:Senjutsu Susanoo.png|thumb|right|Sasuke's Susanoo empowered by Jūgo's Sage Transformation.]]
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Sasuke's Susanoo has shown the ability to take on the properties of [[Jūgo]]'s [[Sage Transformation]], resulting in it being empowered by [[senjutsu]]. In this form, Susanoo has markings similar to Sasuke's [[Cursed Seal of Heaven]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 648, page 4</ref>
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== Weaponry ==
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As users gain more control over Susanoo, they are able to extend their power by forming weapons. Like Susanoo itself, the appearance and abilities of the manifested weapons vary between individuals. Additionally, as Susanoo becomes more powerful, its weapons do so as well.
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=== Sword ===
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All known users of Susanoo are able to manifest at least one sword for the ethereal warrior to wield. Despite their variations, each sword is extremely effective, and in the case of some users, the swords evolve along with Susanoo.
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* Itachi's Susanoo wielded a blade which was curved in nature and resembled a dagger or [[tantō]] rather than a sword. Itachi demonstrated the ability to manifest this blade while only forming his Susanoo's ribcage and arms. With it, he was able to cut through [[Kimimaro]]'s [[Shikotsumyaku|bones]], which were stated to be harder than tempered steel.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 585, page 7</ref>
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* Sasuke's Susanoo is capable of utilising a blade resembling a [[Wikipedia:Sabre|sabre]] in its skeletal form, which is wielded by its primary left arm. Sasuke was able to use it to cut through several stone pillars with ease.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 465, pages 1-3</ref>
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** In its full-bodied form, Sasuke's Susanoo is able to generate a blade resembling an [[Wikipedia:Nodachi|Ōdachi]] from the orb in its second right hand, with which it was capable of cutting through the roots of the tree form of the [[Ten-Tails]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 648, page 2</ref>
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** Upon reaching its armoured form, Sasuke's Susanoo gained an orb made of [[Amaterasu|black flames]], from which Sasuke is able to [[Blaze Release: Susanoo Kagutsuchi|forge]] a blade wielded by his Susanoo's primary right hand.<ref name="ch553" />
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** When Sasuke equipped his Perfect Susanoo onto Kurama, it wielded a plated sabre which, while enhanced by [[senjutsu]], overpowered the [[Sword of Nunoboko]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 651, page 13-15</ref>
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** When otherwise in its Perfect form, Sasuke's Susanoo wields a pair of katana, which it used to cut through the satellites formed by [[Chibaku Tensei]].<ref name="chpt676" />
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* Madara's Susanoo wields distinct, undulating blades, which resemble [[Wikipedia:Kris|kris]]. The blades are held by the right arm of both sides of his Susanoo in its skeletal and full-bodied forms, and Madara can materialise one while only surrounded by his Susanoo's aura. He is able to throw it as a guided projectile.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 577, page 12</ref> In the anime, Madara was able to manifest swords in all four of his Susanoo's arms; the blades left traces of blue, fire-like chakra in the ground after impacting and could unleash tremendous shock waves capable of obliterating numerous shinobi in a single strike.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 322</ref> When wielded by its armoured form, the blades were shown to be strong enough to block a caught [[Tailed Beast Ball]] being pushed against them by [[Hashirama Senju]]'s [[Wood Release: Wood Human Technique]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 620, page 16</ref>
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** In its Perfect form, the blades more closely resemble traditional katana, complete with sheaths. Said sheaths are held by his Susanoo's back, plated arms, while the swords themselves are wielded by its front arms. Madara can use these to cut through a range of mountains in the distance with a single swing.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 589, pages 4-5</ref> The blades could be partitioned to a Tailed Beast Ball during its formation, giving it cutting power and preventing it from being caught.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 621, page 6</ref>
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*Kakashi's Susanoo wielded a blade in its primary right arm in its Perfect form.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 689, page 8</ref>
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ItachiSword.PNG|Itachi's skeletal Susanoo's sword.
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Sasuke's 4-armed Susanoo.png|Sasuke's skeletal Susanoo's sword.
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Second Susanoo.png|Sasuke's Susanoo's sword of black flames.
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SasukePSS.png|Sasuke's Perfect Susanoo's swords.
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Sasuke's tailed beast sword.png|Sasuke's senjutsu-enhanced Perfect Susanoo's sword.
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Madara vs wood clone.png|Madara's skeletal Susanoo's sword.
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Madara's armoured Susanoo .png|Madara's Armoured Susanoo's sword.
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Madara's perfect Susanoo's sword.png|Madara's Perfect Susanoo's sword.
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Kakashi Susanoo Blade.png|Kakashi's Perfect Susanoo's sword.
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=== Bow ===
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In its full-bodied form, Sasuke's Susanoo is capable of wielding an unusually shaped [[Wikipedia:Bow and arrow|bow]], which manifests on the wrist of its left arm. In its second right hand, his Susanoo holds an orb capable of creating arrows which can be grabbed by Susanoo's front right hand and fired through the bow at such a speed that evading them is nearly impossible.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 478, page 11</ref><ref name="chpt484pg6">''Naruto'' chapter 484, page 6</ref> The bow can double as a shield strong enough to withstand [[Wind Release: Vacuum Great Sphere|attacks]] capable of shaving away at the terrain in Susanoo's immediate vicinity.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 479, page 3</ref> The arrows, which are seemingly made with variable thickness based on the user's discretion,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 580, page 10</ref> travel at a very high velocity and possess considerable piercing power; enough to easily breach a tree created by [[Wood Release]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 478, page 9</ref> Even [[Kakashi Hatake]], a ninja noted for his speed supplemented by the [[Sharingan]]'s keen perception, was unable to dodge the arrows and was instead forced to use [[Kamui]] to warp them away.<ref name="chpt484pg6" /> Only [[Kabuto Yakushi]], while utilising the extrasensory capabilities of [[Sage Mode]], has been able to successfully avoid one of these arrows thus far.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 579, page 14</ref>
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When Sasuke's Susanoo enters its armoured form, the bow gains a notable increase in size, more closely resembling a shield.<ref name="chpt484pg9" /> Upon first entering this stage, Sasuke gained access to an orb made up of black flames, which can be manifested in any of his Susanoo's forms. Sasuke later demonstrated the ability to [[Blaze Release: Susanoo Kagutsuchi|produce]] arrows made up of black flames from said orb, which can also be used with Susanoo's bow.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 634, page 10</ref>
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After absorbing the chakras from the nine tailed beasts, Sasuke's new Susanoo acquired [[Indra's Arrow|a longbow made purely of lightning chakra]]. The lightning arrow fired from said bow was powerful enough to completely counter Naruto's senjutsu-enhanced [[Tailed Beast Ball Rasenshuriken]] and [[Wind Release: Ultra-Big Ball Rasenshuriken]] simultaneously, as Sasuke claims it to be his most powerful attack.
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SasukeFullSusanoo.jpg|Sasuke's Susanoo's bow and arrow.
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Blaze Release Arrow anime.png|Sasuke's Susanoo's arrow of black flames.
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Susanoo Lightning Bow.png|Sasuke's Susanoo's lightning bow.
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=== Shuriken ===
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Akin to the [[Yasaka Magatama]], performing Susanoo can also manifest multiple shuriken, as seen by Kakashi. They take the shape of the user's Mangekyō pattern and while handheld in proportions to Susanoo, their individual size are massive.
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Susanoo Shuriken.png|Kakashi's Susanoo's shuriken.
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In its full body form, Shisui's Susanoo wields a lance that has a dual function as a drill. It is often used with Shisui's [[Fire Release]] techniques to create more damage.
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Shisui Susanoo.jpg|Shisui's Susanoo's lance.
 
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* 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 Fully Susanoo.jpg|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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[[File:Susanoo Kagutsuchi.png|thumb|right|Sasuke's sword of black flames in the anime.]]
* 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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* When it was first used by Itachi, Susanoo was shown to have five fingers on each hand.<ref>''Naruto'' chapters 392-393</ref> In all subsequent appearances in the manga, Susanoo has six fingers on each hand. However, in the anime, Susanoo always has five fingers.
* 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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* In the anime, the armoured form of Sasuke's Susanoo had a few minor changes: it had straight teeth and was shown wielding a gourd in its secondary right hand instead of an orb, and in its left hand a shield akin to the [[Yata Mirror]], making it nearly identical to Itachi's armoured Susanoo.
* 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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** Rather than a sword made of black flames, the anime rendition of Sasuke's Susanoo instead wields a sword which is capable of igniting those it pierces.
* 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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* Itachi and Sasuke's Susanoo are depicted as different colours in the anime than in the manga. In Itachi's case, his Susanoo was illustrated in the anime before being coloured in the manga.
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* Prior to the completion of Sasuke's Susanoo, its full-bodied form was glimpsed as a shadowy figure in a [[Genjutsu: Sharingan|genjutsu]] that Sasuke placed [[C]] under.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 462, page 6</ref>
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* Sasuke's full-bodied form of 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).
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* Both Itachi and Sasuke's armoured 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.
 
* 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.
 
* 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.
* 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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* Shisui's Susanoo resembles the eponymous mecha from the anime ''[[Wikipedia:Steel Jeeg|Steel Jeeg]]''.
 
* 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.
 
* 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.
* 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>
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* In ''[[Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3]]'', Madara's Susanoo's swords are capable of spinning, giving them a drill-like ability.
* 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.
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* In the Third Databook, it was stated that Tsukuyomi and Amaterasu were required to unlock Susanoo. However, this was corrected by Sasuke,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 464, page 16</ref> and Sasuke's explanation was once again verified by Kakashi.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 688, page 15</ref>
* 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 Chapter #391
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #138
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3
OVA Naruto Shippūden: UNSG anime cutscenes
Appears in Anime, Manga and Game
Data
Classification Mangekyō Sharingan Itachi Kekkei Genkai, Ninjutsu, Dōjutsu
Class Offensive, Defensive
Range All ranges
Derived jutsu

Users

Susanoo is an ability granted to those who awaken the powers of both their Mangekyō Sharingan. It creates a gigantic, humanoid being that surrounds the user and fights on their behalf. 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 force and damages their body over time.[1] With continued mastery of Susanoo, the user can bypass this weakness and can continue to sustain Susanoo with the only concern being their chakra reservoir.

Overview Edit

According to Sasuke Uchiha, if a Sharingan user unlocks two Mangekyō Sharingan powers, one in each eye, known as the "Double Mangekyō" (ダブル万華鏡, Daburu Mangekyō), it gives access to the third power, Susanoo.[2] Nevertheless, for a Sharingan user to activate Susanoo, according to Obito Uchiha, is a rarity.[3] Since it is formed through the materialisation of the user's chakra, its abilities, appearance and colour vary among individuals. The user is able to freely move around within Susanoo's body as well as levitate inside of it,[4] and can also leave its body entirely while maintaining it.[5] It is also possible for others to enter Susanoo when allowed by the user.[6] While Susanoo acts as a defence against external attacks, anything coming out of its body will simply phase through it.[7][8] Susanoo can also be easily reformed in the event it is oblierated by a powerful attack, provided it protected the user from being massively injured and they're still physically capable of reforming it.

Several users of this technique have demonstrated the ability to activate and maintain Susanoo without having their Mangekyō Sharingan active,[9][10][11] or even their regular Sharingan.[12] Madara was able to use this technique even without having any eyes.[13]

Weaknesses Edit

As with other techniques granted by the Mangekyō Sharingan, the user's eyes and body are strained while using Susanoo and a large amount of their chakra is consumed. Sasuke described this sensation as feeling pain in every cell in his body, which only increased as Susanoo developed.[14] Because the user is able to freely pass through Susanoo, it is possible for an opponent to forcibly remove them from it; Gaara, for example, was able to drag Madara outside of his Susanoo using the sand under his feet.[15] A sufficiently powerful attack can result in damage being done to Susanoo, especially during the technique's developmental stages, after which the user is left open to attack.[16] Susanoo cannot defend against attacks which do not actually deal physical damage to it, such as strong lights and sounds, sound-based genjutsu and, in the anime, paralysing pollen, all of which can impair the user's ability to sustain Susanoo.[17][18][19]

Development Edit

As it develops, Susanoo goes through several different forms, usually gaining additional weaponry in the process. The user can switch between these forms at will or, in the case of the first two stages, leave it in a state between forms.[20] Susanoo's development was best demonstrated while Sasuke was learning how to use the technique, gaining additional forms as his control over it increased. When first activating the technique, the user can only manifest a portion of Susanoo's skeleton, such as a smaller version of its ribcage which, while providing a good defence, can still be fractured,[21][22] as well as melted.[23] The user can form other parts of the skeletal structure, such as an arm, to interact with their surroundings,[24] or to wield one of Susanoo's weapons.[25][26] When first forming, Susanoo manifests around the user as an aura.[27]

Eventually, the user is able to form the entirety of Susanoo's skeletal structure. Additional musculature and skin can then form atop Susanoo's bones, progressively completing it until it develops into a full-bodied form, in which the vulnerabilities of the skeletal form are largely eliminated. In its next form, this fully humanoid shape is further surrounded by a layer of armour that causes it to resemble a yamabushi. At this stage, it can prevent enemies from reaching the user unless they can get through Susanoo's various layers. Though users of this technique often only form Susanoo's upper half, legs can be manifested to give it a complete body, granting it increased mobility. Some users, who have attained perfect mastery over this technique, are capable of stabilising Susanoo's chakra, causing it enter a colossal form known as the "Complete Body Susanoo" (完全体 須佐能乎, Kanzentai Susanoo; English TV "Perfect Susanoo").[28]

Itachi's Version Edit

The two powers Itachi unlocked were Tsukuyomi in his left eye, and Amaterasu in his right. His Susanoo is yellow in the manga,[29] while it is depicted as red in the anime.[30] Of all the known Susanoo, Itachi's looked the most human-like until Sasuke channeled the chakra of the tailed beasts into his own. In its full-bodied form, its face is framed by locks of hair, with an appendage on its chin reminiscent of a Pharaoh's false beard. Itachi's Susanoo has two sets of arms, which are conjoined at the elbows; the secondary arms are manifested as required.[31] In its final form, the armour that surrounds Itachi's Susanoo resembles a long-nosed tengu and it wears a pair of magatama earrings.

In its primary left hand, Itachi's Susanoo wields the Yata Mirror, a shield which is endowed with all five nature transformations, allowing it to change its own characteristics depending on the the attack it receives, thus nullifying 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 Sakegari Longsword (酒刈太刀, Sakegari no Tachi; Literally 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 sealing anyone it pierces, and can cut through opponents and objects like a normal blade. Victims of the sword are trapped in a genjutsu-like "world of drunken dreams" for all eternity. Black Zetsu said that the Sword of Totsuka combined with the Yata Mirror essentially made Itachi's Susanoo invincible.[1]

For longer-ranged attacks, Itachi is able to use the powerful Yasaka Magatama, which can be used as three chakra magatama bound together by a single, circular thread and fired as a projectile,[32] or as several magatama strung out on a chakra string, which detach and fire off individually.[33] Itachi's Susanoo is also able to wield a sword resembling a curved dagger in its skeletal form.

Sasuke's Version Edit

Sasuke unlocked the two powers of the advanced fire nature Blaze Release in both of his eyes, with the power to unleash the flames of that nature in his left eye and the power to control them with his right. His Susanoo is purple in colour in the anime. While initially dark blue in the manga, more recent chapters have coloured it purple as well. 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.[34] In both its skeletal and full-bodied forms, it has a more demonic appearance in contrast to Itachi's, possessing horns, a long appendage on its chin and a malevolent grin. Sasuke's Susanoo can form up to four arms, manifesting the secondary arms as needed.[31] When it first entered its armoured form, the tengu-like layer of armour surrounding it had jagged teeth around its hood, as opposed to the straight teeth of Itachi's armour, and wore magatama earrings.[35] After Sasuke gained the Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan, the layer of armour worn by his Susanoo changed in appearance. The mouth of the armour took on a beak-like shape, its arms gained additional plating and it overall became more ghastly in appearance.[36]

Sasuke's skeletal Susanoo is able to manifest a sword, which it wields in its left hand. In its full-bodied form, his Susanoo wields a bow in its left hand and an orb capable of producing weapons, such as arrows for use with said bow, in its second right hand. In Susanoo's armoured form, its bow grows in size and takes on a more shield-like appearance. Entering its armoured form also gave Sasuke's Susanoo the ability to manifest an orb of black flames,[37] which it can wield regardless of which stage it is in. It can shoot black flames out from the orb towards a target.[38][39] Using Blaze Release: Susanoo Kagutsuchi, Sasuke can produce various weapons from the orb, including a blade wielded by Susanoo's primary right hand, which can be used to stab his targets and set them ablaze,[36] and arrows which can be utilised with Susanoo's bow.[40] Sasuke can also produce tomoe-shaped projectiles from the orb to set his opponents on fire from a distance.[37]

By the time of the Fourth Shinobi World War, Sasuke was able to conjure legs for his full-bodied Susanoo and likewise greatly increase its overall size.[41] He was able to use the senjutsu chakra Jūgo generated via Sage Transformation to enhance his Susanoo with natural energy, temporarily creating markings reminiscent of the Cursed Seal of Heaven.[42] Upon first manifesting his stabilised Susanoo, Sasuke was able to shape it into armour for Naruto Uzumaki's Sage Tailed Beast Mode.[43] In that state, his Susanoo wielded a plated sword which was able to cut through even the famed Sword of Nunoboko.[44] After obtaining the Six Paths Yin Power from Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki and awakening the Rinnegan, the face of his full-bodied Susanoo was altered slightly; holes appeared in its cheeks, and it no longer bears a grin.[45] After he lost Six Paths Yin power, this face turned back into it's original face.

In its stabilised form, Sasuke's Susanoo is clad in armour akin to a samurai, wearing robes, thick boots and body armour on its shoulders and waist. It has a long tengu nose, two spikes over each eye, a slit stretching across its mouth and three gaps on each of its cheeks as well as one on its chin. The secondary arms of Sasuke's Susanoo become wings, making it capable of flight,[46] while retaining small fingers used to hold its blades when not in use. It wields two katana, which were able to slice through satellites formed by Chibaku Tensei with ease.[47] In conjunction with Sasuke's Rinnegan, it was able to block out the light of the Infinite Tsukuyomi.[48] Sasuke was also able to use his Chidori through this form.[49]

Madara's Version Edit

The two powers Madara unlocked to use Susanoo are unknown. Nevertheless, he is still able to use Susanoo, which is blue in colour.[50] It 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. It wields a pair of undulating blades, one being held by the right hand of both its sides. Madara's Susanoo is able to manifest a lower half with legs and feet.[51]

Susanoo itself appears to be capable of contributing toward some of Madara's techniques, as it was seen forming hand seals when he drew down two meteorites.[52] It is able to use the powerful Yasaka Magatama as a ranged attack, creating a string of magatama that Madara can fire at his opponents.[53] Madara has shown the ability to combine this technique with the Multiple Wood Release Clone Technique to create a multitude of these ethereal warriors.

Once entering its final and armoured form, Madara's Susanoo becomes an enormous construct, standing taller than the wreckage of his meteorites. The outer armour, which is fluid in nature and only remotely resembles the usual tengu-like armour, splits down the middle from its forehead down, revealing Susanoo's eyes while obscuring the rest of its face. Its arms gain plating and the secondary set wield its undulating blades. While in this unstablised form, the two front hands always appear to be forming the Tiger hand seal.[54][55]

Madara's mastery over Susanoo allows him to manifest the Complete Body — Susanoo (完成体 須佐能乎, Kanseitai — Susanoo).[56] In this state, its armour becomes more solid and samurai-like, forming robes, pointed shoes and body armour on its shoulders and waist. It 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. Its primary arms lose their plating and decrease in size, while its secondary arms extend behind its shoulders as wings. Rather than undulating blades, this form wields a pair of straight katana, which are sheathed by its winged secondary arms and wielded by its primary arms. According to Madara, the offensive power of his Susanoo is comparable to that of a tailed beast.[57] Madara has displayed the ability to equip his stabilised Susanoo onto Kurama to complement their respective abilities.[58]

Indra's Version Edit

Indra susanoo

Indra's stabilised Perfect Susanoo

The two powers Indra had to unlock Susanoo are unknown. However, as the first user of the Mangekyō Sharingan, Indra attained complete mastery over Susanoo, allowing him to manifest its stabilised form. In said form, it is clad in armour akin to a samurai, with 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. It wears robes and has body armour on its shoulders.[10]

Kakashi's Version Edit

Kakashi Susanoo

Kakashi's stabilised Perfect Susanoo.

After receiving Obito's chakra and Sharingan powers, manifesting them in both his own eyes, Kakashi gained access to the two powers of Obito's Kamui, thereby unlocking the ability to use Susanoo. He also created the Susanoo in its stabilised form. His Susanoo has the characteristic tengu nose and is clad in samuraiesque attire, wearing robes, thick boots and body armour on its shoulders and waist. The construct has 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. Its secondary set of arms form wings, allowing for flight.[59] His Susanoo can also conjure up a sword.[60] Kakashi was also shown able to let others ride within Susanoo's forehead alongside him. By combining Susanoo with Kamui, Kakashi is able to launch multiple giant shuriken, which are able to warp away what ever they strike.[61]

Shisui's Version Edit

Shisui anime Susanoo

Shisui's full-bodied Susanoo.

In the anime,[62] Shisui gained access to this technique after fully unlocking the two powers of Kotoamatsukami from both of his Mangekyō Sharingan. It is green in colour and has a wide mouth with elongated lower canine teeth. The construct has rounded shoulders with blade-like appendages on them as well as on the side of its face and along its forearms. Its right arm wields a drill-like lance that can be used in unison with Shisui's Fire Release to create a vortex of flames. It is also able to unleash a barrage of chakra needles.

Improvement Edit

Tailed Beast Influence Edit

Tailed Beast Susanoo

Sasuke's Perfect Susanoo enhanced with all the nine tailed beasts' chakras.

After absorbing the chakras from all nine tailed beasts using his Susanoo as a vessel like the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path,[63] Sasuke's Susanoo underwent a drastic change. In this new form inside the armour of Susanoo was a giant humanoid construct made of chakra. [64] In this form Sasuke was able to create a bow and arrow which are infused with lightning-natured chakra. One arrow was strong enough to counter a senjutsu-enhanced Tailed Beast Ball. [65]

Senjutsu Influence Edit

Senjutsu Susanoo

Sasuke's Susanoo empowered by Jūgo's Sage Transformation.

Sasuke's Susanoo has shown the ability to take on the properties of Jūgo's Sage Transformation, resulting in it being empowered by senjutsu. In this form, Susanoo has markings similar to Sasuke's Cursed Seal of Heaven.[66]

Weaponry Edit

As users gain more control over Susanoo, they are able to extend their power by forming weapons. Like Susanoo itself, the appearance and abilities of the manifested weapons vary between individuals. Additionally, as Susanoo becomes more powerful, its weapons do so as well.

Sword Edit

All known users of Susanoo are able to manifest at least one sword for the ethereal warrior to wield. Despite their variations, each sword is extremely effective, and in the case of some users, the swords evolve along with Susanoo.

  • Itachi's Susanoo wielded a blade which was curved in nature and resembled a dagger or tantō rather than a sword. Itachi demonstrated the ability to manifest this blade while only forming his Susanoo's ribcage and arms. With it, he was able to cut through Kimimaro's bones, which were stated to be harder than tempered steel.[67]
  • Sasuke's Susanoo is capable of utilising a blade resembling a sabre in its skeletal form, which is wielded by its primary left arm. Sasuke was able to use it to cut through several stone pillars with ease.[68]
    • In its full-bodied form, Sasuke's Susanoo is able to generate a blade resembling an Ōdachi from the orb in its second right hand, with which it was capable of cutting through the roots of the tree form of the Ten-Tails.[69]
    • Upon reaching its armoured form, Sasuke's Susanoo gained an orb made of black flames, from which Sasuke is able to forge a blade wielded by his Susanoo's primary right hand.[36]
    • When Sasuke equipped his Perfect Susanoo onto Kurama, it wielded a plated sabre which, while enhanced by senjutsu, overpowered the Sword of Nunoboko.[70]
    • When otherwise in its Perfect form, Sasuke's Susanoo wields a pair of katana, which it used to cut through the satellites formed by Chibaku Tensei.[47]
  • Madara's Susanoo wields distinct, undulating blades, which resemble kris. The blades are held by the right arm of both sides of his Susanoo in its skeletal and full-bodied forms, and Madara can materialise one while only surrounded by his Susanoo's aura. He is able to throw it as a guided projectile.[71] In the anime, Madara was able to manifest swords in all four of his Susanoo's arms; the blades left traces of blue, fire-like chakra in the ground after impacting and could unleash tremendous shock waves capable of obliterating numerous shinobi in a single strike.[72] When wielded by its armoured form, the blades were shown to be strong enough to block a caught Tailed Beast Ball being pushed against them by Hashirama Senju's Wood Release: Wood Human Technique.[73]
    • In its Perfect form, the blades more closely resemble traditional katana, complete with sheaths. Said sheaths are held by his Susanoo's back, plated arms, while the swords themselves are wielded by its front arms. Madara can use these to cut through a range of mountains in the distance with a single swing.[74] The blades could be partitioned to a Tailed Beast Ball during its formation, giving it cutting power and preventing it from being caught.[75]
  • Kakashi's Susanoo wielded a blade in its primary right arm in its Perfect form.[76]

Bow Edit

In its full-bodied form, Sasuke's Susanoo is capable of wielding an unusually shaped bow, which manifests on the wrist of its left arm. In its second right hand, his Susanoo holds an orb capable of creating arrows which can be grabbed by Susanoo's front right hand and fired through the bow at such a speed that evading them is nearly impossible.[77][78] The bow can double as a shield strong enough to withstand attacks capable of shaving away at the terrain in Susanoo's immediate vicinity.[79] The arrows, which are seemingly made with variable thickness based on the user's discretion,[80] travel at a very high velocity and possess considerable piercing power; enough to easily breach a tree created by Wood Release.[81] Even Kakashi Hatake, a ninja noted for his speed supplemented by the Sharingan's keen perception, was unable to dodge the arrows and was instead forced to use Kamui to warp them away.[78] Only Kabuto Yakushi, while utilising the extrasensory capabilities of Sage Mode, has been able to successfully avoid one of these arrows thus far.[82]

When Sasuke's Susanoo enters its armoured form, the bow gains a notable increase in size, more closely resembling a shield.[35] Upon first entering this stage, Sasuke gained access to an orb made up of black flames, which can be manifested in any of his Susanoo's forms. Sasuke later demonstrated the ability to produce arrows made up of black flames from said orb, which can also be used with Susanoo's bow.[83]

After absorbing the chakras from the nine tailed beasts, Sasuke's new Susanoo acquired a longbow made purely of lightning chakra. The lightning arrow fired from said bow was powerful enough to completely counter Naruto's senjutsu-enhanced Tailed Beast Ball Rasenshuriken and Wind Release: Ultra-Big Ball Rasenshuriken simultaneously, as Sasuke claims it to be his most powerful attack.

Shuriken Edit

Akin to the Yasaka Magatama, performing Susanoo can also manifest multiple shuriken, as seen by Kakashi. They take the shape of the user's Mangekyō pattern and while handheld in proportions to Susanoo, their individual size are massive.

Lance Edit

In its full body form, Shisui's Susanoo wields a lance that has a dual function as a drill. It is often used with Shisui's Fire Release techniques to create more damage.

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 Fully Susanoo

Sasuke's armoured Susanoo in the anime.

Susanoo Kagutsuchi

Sasuke's sword of black flames in the anime.

  • When it was first used by Itachi, Susanoo was shown to have five fingers on each hand.[84] In all subsequent appearances in the manga, Susanoo has six fingers on each hand. However, in the anime, Susanoo always has five fingers.
  • In the anime, the armoured form of Sasuke's Susanoo had a few minor changes: it had straight teeth and was shown wielding a gourd in its secondary right hand instead of an orb, and in its left hand a shield akin to the Yata Mirror, making it nearly identical to Itachi's armoured Susanoo.
    • Rather than a sword made of black flames, the anime rendition of Sasuke's Susanoo instead wields a sword which is capable of igniting those it pierces.
  • Itachi and Sasuke's Susanoo are depicted as different colours in the anime than in the manga. In Itachi's case, his Susanoo was illustrated in the anime before being coloured in the manga.
  • Prior to the completion of Sasuke's Susanoo, its full-bodied form was glimpsed as a shadowy figure in a genjutsu that Sasuke placed C under.[85]
  • Sasuke's full-bodied form of 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).
  • Both Itachi and Sasuke's armoured 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.
  • 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.
  • Shisui's Susanoo resembles the eponymous mecha from the anime Steel Jeeg.
  • 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.
  • In Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, Madara's Susanoo's swords are capable of spinning, giving them a drill-like ability.
  • In the Third Databook, it was stated that Tsukuyomi and Amaterasu were required to unlock Susanoo. However, this was corrected by Sasuke,[86] and Sasuke's explanation was once again verified by Kakashi.[87]

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