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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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|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
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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, Madara Uchiha, Sasuke Uchiha
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|users=Itachi Uchiha, Madara Uchiha, Sasuke Uchiha, Indra Ōtsutsuki~manga, Kakashi Hatake~manga, Shisui Uchiha~anime
 
|debut manga=391
 
|debut manga=391
 
|debut anime=138
 
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|jutsu media=Anime, Manga, Game
 
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The '''Susanoo''' is the third ability granted by the [[Mangekyō Sharingan]] to those who awaken the abilities [[Tsukuyomi]] which symbolises the "Spiritual World and Darkness" and [[Amaterasu]] which denotes the "Material World and Light". 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 {{translation|"Double Mangekyō"|ダブル万華鏡|Daburu Mangekyō}} that is, 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. While the user usually remains grounded within Susanoo, it is possible for them to freely move around within its body or levitate inside of it.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 589, page 2</ref> The user can also allow others to enter Susanoo,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 647, page 14</ref> as well as leave its body entirely.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 552, pages 1-2</ref> While Susanoo acts as a defence against external attacks, the user's own techniques are able to pass through its body.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 477, page 6</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 479, page 9</ref> This leaves a potential flaw in Susanoo's defence; [[Gaara]] for example was able to drag Madara Uchiha outside of his anchored-Susanoo using the sand under his feet.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 560, pages 12-13</ref> The user can also manifest portions of Susanoo's body as well.<ref>''Naruto'' chapters 476-479</ref>
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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.
   
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, bind and restrict its movements, or to break the defence with [[Lightning Oppression Horizontal|overwhelming]] [[Chakra Enhanced Strength|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 susceptible 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 defense, it is able to discriminate about what it blocks. For example, the user can still perform [[jutsu]] while within Susanoo and the attacks will pass through it without complication.<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 a portion 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. Practiced 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 defense<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 materialized, 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, that the vulnerabilities of the skeletal form are eliminated. 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 sets of arms, which are conjoined at the elbow; the secondary arms are manifested as required.<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.
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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 five [[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, and also 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. [[Zetsu]] said that the Sword of Totsuka 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 color, armor 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, Itachi 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> Itachi's Susanoo is also able to wield a sword resembling a curved dagger while in its incomplete form.
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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 additiona 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.
 
ItachiSavesNarutoBee.png|Itachi's incomplete Susanoo.
 
Itachi Susanoo.jpg|Itachi's complete Susanoo forming.
 
Itachi's 4-armed complete susanoo.png|Itachi's four-armed complete Susanoo forming.
 
YasakaMagatamaAnime.png|Itachi's complete Susanoo.
 
NagatoImpaledAnime.png|Itachi's final Susanoo.
 
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=== Sasuke's Version ===
 
Sasuke's Susanoo is a pale purple colour in the manga.<ref>''Naruto'' [[Sasuke vs. Danzō…!! (volume)|volume 51]] cover</ref> In the anime, his Susanoo is a much darker hue of purple.<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 "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.
 
 
Since first entering its incomplete form, Sasuke's Susanoo is able to manifest a sword, which it wields in its left hand. After entering its complete form, Susanoo wields a bow in its left hand and an orb that is able to produce arrows for use with said bow in its second right hand. 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><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 634, page 12</ref> When Sasuke later used his Susanoo during the Fourth Shinobi World War, he displayed a full-bodied Susanoo complete with a lower half.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 647, page 11</ref> Sasuke was also able to carry [[Jūgo]] within his Susanoo and use the [[senjutsu]] chakra the latter generated via [[Sage Transformation]] to enhance his Susanoo with natural energy creating marking reminiscent of the [[Cursed Seal of Heaven]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 648, page 4</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> and forming 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" />
 
   
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Sasuke Ribcage 2.jpg|Sasuke manifesting Susanoo's ribcage.
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Itachi's Yasaka Magatama.png|Itachi's humanoid Susanoo.
Sasuke's Incomplete Susanoo.png|Sasuke's incomplete Susanoo.
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Itachi's armoured Susanoo.png|Itachi's armoured Susanoo.
Sasuke's 4-armed complete susanoo.png|Sasuke's four-armed incomplete Susanoo.
 
SasukeFullSusanoo.jpg|Sasuke's complete Susanoo.
 
Fully body Sasuke Susanoo.png|Sasuke's complete Susanoo with a lower body.
 
Susanoo 484 RAW.jpeg|Sasuke's final Susanoo.
 
Susanoo Kagutsuchi.png|Sasuke's final Susanoo (Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan Version).
 
 
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=== Madara's Version ===
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=== Sasuke 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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[[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>
   
Madara's mastery of Susanoo also allows him to manifest a complete body, including a lower half and legs which can emerge from the ground,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 575, page 6</ref> and possesses 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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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>
   
The right hand of each side wields an undulating blade, whereas in the anime Susanoo is capable of manifesting up to four blades, with one being wielded by each of its arms. In the anime, these swords leave behind residue of blue flame upon being used to attack enemies. Susanoo itself appears to be capable of contributing towards 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 also 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 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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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 aromoured form<ref>Chapter 634, page 10</ref> or [[Indra's Arrow|lightning]] in its Complete Body state.<ref>Chapter 696, page 15</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>
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Sasuke's Fully body Susanoo.png|Sasuke's humanoid Susanoo.
Madara's mastery over Susanoo has given him one more stage past the final form which he accesses after stabilising its chakra: the final stage. The already enormous chakra construct grows nearly twice the normal size, even larger than the asteroids that he had summoned before and the eye-holes that were there before become more accentuated, with lines running upwards at the side. It gains the traditional long, tengu nose, rather than a beak. 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. 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 also displayed a unique use of Susanoo: equipping it onto [[Kurama]] to increase the fox's offensive and defensive capabilities while keeping it safe from Hashirama's [[Wood Release]] suppression techniques.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 621, pages 4-9</ref>
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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 protects Team 7.png|Sasuke's Complete Body — Susanoo.
MadaraSusanooRibcageAnime.png|Madara manifesting Susanoo's ribcage.
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Tailed Beast Susanoo.png|Sasuke's Complete Body — Susanoo enhanced with the tailed beasts' chakra.
MadaraSusanooJutsu.png|Madara's incomplete Susanoo.
 
MadaraSusanooBody.png|Madara's incomplete Susanoo with its lower body visible.
 
MadaraSusanooAnime.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), not stabilised.
 
Madara's Final Stabilised Susanoo.jpg|Full-view of Madara's final Susanoo (Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan Version), stabilised.
 
 
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== Weaponry ==
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=== Madara Uchiha ===
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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[[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. Int 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.
   
=== Sword ===
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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>
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 also 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.
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* Sasuke's Susanoo is capable of utilising a blade resembling a [[Wikipedia:Sabre|sabre]], 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> Upon gaining legs for his complete Susanoo, Sasuke's Susanoo Sword grows starts to resemble a [[Wikipedia:Nodachi|Ōdachi]], capable of cutting through the roots of the [[Shinju]] with ease while resembling [[Madara Uchiha]]'s katana-like blades.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 648, page 2</ref>
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Gokage vs 25 Susanoo.png|Madara's humanoid Susanoo, used by several [[wood clone]]s.
** Upon reaching its final form, the composition of the chakra orb held by the secondary right arm of Sasuke's Susanoo changed to that of [[Amaterasu]]'s black flames, from which Sasuke is able to [[Blaze Release: Susanoo Kagutsuchi|forge]] a blade that his Susanoo's primary right arm wields.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 553, page 15</ref> This orb of black flames, as well as the blade it is used to produce, could later be wielded even in his Susanoo's previous forms.
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MadaraPS.png|Madara's armoured Susanoo.
* Madara's Susanoo possessed two distinct, undulating blades, which resembled [[Wikipedia:Kris|kris]]. The blades were held by the right arm of both sides of his Susanoo in its incomplete and complete forms, and Madara could also materialise one while only surrounded by his Susanoo's aura.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 577, page 12</ref> In the anime, Madara could manifest swords in all four of Susanoo's arms; the blades left traces of blue fire in the ground after impacting and could unleash tremendous shock waves capable of obliterating hundreds of shinobi in a single strike.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 322</ref> When Madara's Susanoo entered its final form, the blades dramatically increased in size and were wielded by its primary right arm and primary left arm. They 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|wood golem]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 620, page 16</ref>
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Madara's perfect Susanoo.png|Madara's Complete Body Susanoo.
** When Madara stabilised his Susanoo's final form, the blades more closely resembled traditional katana, complete with sheaths. Said sheaths were held with his Susanoo's back, plated arms, while the swords themselves were held by its front arms. Madara could 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 also be partitioned to a [[Tailed Beast Ball]] during its formation, giving it cutting power. Madara did so to prevent [[Hashirama Senju]] from grabbing Tailed Beast Balls with his [[Wood Release: Wood Human Technique]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 621, page 6</ref>
 
 
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Itachi sword.jpg|Itachi's incomplete Susanoo's sword.
 
Sasuke's 4-armed complete susanoo.png|Sasuke's incomplete Susanoo's sword.
 
Second Susanoo.png|Sasuke's Susanoo's sword of black flames.
 
Madara's incomplete Susanoo Swords.png|Madara's incomplete Susanoo's swords.
 
Madara Susanoo's Sword.jpg|One of Madara's stabilised final Susanoo's swords.
 
 
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=== Crossbow ===
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=== Indra Ōtsutsuki ===
In its completed state, Sasuke's Susanoo is capable of wielding an unusually shaped [[Wikipedia:Crossbow|crossbow]], which manifests on 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>''Naruto'' chapter 484, page 6</ref> The crossbow can also 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>''Naruto'' chapter 484, page 6</ref> 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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[[File:Indra susanoo.PNG|thumb|Indra's Complete Body Susanoo]]
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[[Indra Ōtsutsuki]]'s Susanoo 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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When Sasuke's Susanoo enters its final stage, the crossbow gains a notable increase in size, more closely resembling a shield.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 484, page 9</ref> Upon first entering this stage, Sasuke also 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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=== Kakashi Hatake ===
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[[File:Kakashi Susanoo.png|thumb|left|Kakashi's Complete Body — Susanoo.]]
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The Susanoo used by [[Kakashi Hatake]] 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 shruiken that can [[Kamui Shuriken|warp away targets]] on contact.<ref>Chapter 689, pages 1-2</ref>
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=== Shisui Uchiha ===
SasukeFullSusanoo.jpg|Sasuke's Susanoo's arrow and bow.
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[[File:Shisui anime Susanoo.png|thumb|Shisui's humanoid Susanoo.]]
Blaze Release Arrow.png|Sasuke's Susanoo's arrow of black flames.
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In the [[Ninja Escapades]] special included with ''[[Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution]]'', [[Shisui Uchiha]] can use a green Susanoo. 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 can be used in unison with Shisui can coat with [[fire]] to create a vortex of flames. It is also able to unleash a [[Susanoo: Tsukumo|barrage of chakra needles]].
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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's armoured Susanoo.png|thumb|right|Sasuke's armoured Susanoo in the anime.]]
* In the anime, the final form of Sasuke's Susanoo has a 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. In Itachi's case, his Susanoo was illustrated in the anime before being coloured in the manga.
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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.
* Prior to the completion of Sasuke's Susanoo, its completed 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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** 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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* 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 generalised, this was only the case for Itachi.
* 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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* Prior to the completion of Sasuke's Susanoo, Sasuke's humanoid Susanoo was glimpsed as a shadowy figure in a [[Genjutsu: Sharingan|genjutsu]] he used.<ref>Chapter 462, page 6</ref>
* 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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* 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).
* 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.
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* During the Sasuke vs. Itachi boss battle in ''[[Ultimate Ninja Storm 2]]'', Susanoo appears behind Itachi rather than around him.
* In ''[[Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3]]'', Madara's Susanoo's swords are capable of spinning, giving them a drill-like ability.
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* In ''[[Ultimate Ninja Storm 3]]'', Madara's Susanoo's swords are capable of spinning, giving them a drill-like ability.
* 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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* 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 [[Jin no Sho|fourth databook]].<ref name="d4"/>
* 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 Chapter #391
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #138
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3
OVA Naruto Shippūden: UNSG anime cutscenes
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game
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 "Double Mangekyō" (ダブル万華鏡, Daburu Mangekyō) — that is, 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 defense, it is able to discriminate about what it blocks. For example, the user can still perform jutsu while within Susanoo and the attacks will pass through it without complication.[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. Practiced 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 defense[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 materialized, 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 color, armor 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 additiona 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 aromoured 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. Int 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 susanoo

Indra's Complete Body — Susanoo

Indra Ōtsutsuki's Susanoo 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.

The Susanoo used by Kakashi Hatake 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 shruiken 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. 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 can be used in unison with 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.

Susanoo Kagutsuchi

Sasuke's sword of black flames in the anime.

  • 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.
  • The third databook states that the user must first unlock Tsukuyomi and Amaterasu before they can gain Susanoo.[1] Though generalised, this was only the case for Itachi.
  • Prior to the completion of Sasuke's Susanoo, Sasuke's humanoid Susanoo was glimpsed as a shadowy figure in a genjutsu he used.[45]
  • 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.
  • During the Sasuke vs. Itachi boss battle in Ultimate Ninja Storm 2, Susanoo appears behind Itachi rather than around him.
  • In Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, Madara's Susanoo's swords are capable of spinning, giving them a drill-like ability.
  • 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]

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. Chapter 462, page 6
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