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Jūgo's Natural Energy Absorption

While the topic of Kabuto's Sage Mode/Transformation is still relevant, it's worth noting that chapter 579 (going by Viz's translation, at least) doesn't say anything about Kabuto having Jūgo's ability to passively absorb natural energy. When Jūgo gets brought up, Sasuke asks Kabuto if he has acquired his abilities or a cursed seal. Kabuto says no, he actually mastered "that power" by himself. He later explains that Jūgo's clan absorbs natural energy and it's the source of their outbursts, but again he never says that he has that ability. In fact, the only implication he even has Jūgo's DNA comes five chapters later, when him and Kimimaro are included in the montage of Kabuto injecting himself with blood. Did Viz miss something in their translation or have we just assumed that Kabuto has that power all this time without proof?--BeyondRed (talk) 07:32, April 25, 2016 (UTC)

Considering that Jugo states that Kabuto's power is same as his, Jugo being shown in the blood juice scene etc. it's quite clear. Not to mention Jugo is also included with Suigetsu and Karin when Kabuto says he got their powers.--Elve [Mod] Talk Page|Contribs 10:59, April 25, 2016 (UTC)
Kabuto doesn't say he got Suigetsu and Karin's powers from their DNA though. He just says he developed imitations of them by researching the two of them (much like his vague statement that he revived Sasuke using his "research" on Hashirama's cells). He definitely has Jūgo's DNA, that much is obvious, but does that mean he automatically has Jūgo's natural energy absorption ability as well? Technically, Sasuke has Jūgo's DNA in him too, but he doesn't display anything like that. Jūgo says Kabuto is also using Senninka, but supposedly that originated at Ryūchi Cave somehow, so it's not entirely out of the question Kabuto got his Senninka there too. Basically, Kabuto's exposition in that chapter is kind of vague (at least in English), and unfortunately it's all we have to go on right now since the databook just repeats it with slightly different phrasing.--BeyondRed (talk) 11:14, April 25, 2016 (UTC)
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