okay, we all know how annoying a revert war can be. Let us discuss this topic on the article's talkpage and let teh article be for the moment until more users state their opinion. I can say for myself that I don't think he used the technique to steal an element for himself. Regarding the fact how powerful he already was and how much he experimented with chakra, it is unlikely he was never in the possession of the earth element before.Norleon (talk) 22:14, March 28, 2013 (UTC)
How is this any different from Dark Release: Inhaling Maw? The absorption of chakra even goes to the same hand he uses to absorb other techniques later on in the movie. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 18:35, March 29, 2013 (UTC)
Yes do it, they are completely the same!!
I beg to differ, he didn't have his hand out like when he tried to absorb Naruto's rasenshuriken and rasengan. Plus his stitch-patterned mouth is revealed.--188.8.131.52 (talk) 16:39, March 30, 2013 (UTC)
He probably doesn't have to. Considering it's the same character, and that he has a known technique with which he absorbs chakra, it's far less speculative to say he's using one technique than to say he's using two different techniques. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 17:24, March 30, 2013 (UTC)
Inconsistencies can be a pain in the neck, but the series did have several different hand signs for the same technique (at least in the anime). That aside, it seems to be just a variant of Inhaling Maw, and indeed, Maw, absorb from his mouth, it should be the same technique based on the name alone. Yatanogarasu (Talk) 01:46, March 31, 2013 (UTC)
You mean stretching his hand? The point is, we know he has a named technique that absorbs chakra, why create a new article for something else just because he did it in a slightly different way? The technique does work at a distance, Sai's ink bird was absorbed and it was coming from a rather big distance. Same with Kakashi's Lightning Cutter later on, and even when Hiruko failed to absorb Rasenshuriken, you could see that he was doing it from a great distance as well. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 14:54, March 31, 2013 (UTC)