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Classification

isn't it a genjutsu?

Good question! I don't know. The Naraka Path is supposedly a Genjutsu user, but them agian, when was that ever made official? Also, it physically ate and healed the Asura Path. Maybe the Genjutsu is just that powerful...I guess you should put it as Genjutsu for now, until it's official.-xnaminex
The only way the King of Hell is going to be a genjutsu is if Kishimoto decides to completely ignore everything he's told us so far about what genjutsu are and how they work. --ShounenSuki 01:07, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

It seems to me that this a summoned creature like in the reaper death seal, not a jutsu in itself. Should I modify the category jutsu, and ninjutsu to be summons? 74.236.92.133 (talk) 01:08, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

It's not a summon, but it wouldn't appear to be a regular jutsu either. Might be simplest to just attribute it to the Rinnegan. Or resolve the discussion below. ~SnapperTo 19:16, 31 May 2009 (UTC)
Quick question, how exactly does Nagato summon Kin of Hell? Is he really using the Summoning Jutsu, or is this more like Dead Demon Consuming Seal? Normally I believe we classify "Summons" as creatures who exist elsewhere, a blood contract has been made with, and thus the user may use the Summoning Jutsu to summon those creatures. Beings that are created or show up as the result of other jutsu are normally just classified as Ninjustu. ~NOTASTAFF Daniel Friesen (DanTMan, Nadir Seen Fire) (talk) May 31, 2009 @ 19:36 (UTC)
When the Naraka path uses it it just appears, a la the Dead Demon Consuming Seal. When Nagato uses it it appears in a puff of smoke like summons do. Unless the smoke is from something else, there are conflicting accounts (not that I seriously believe it's being summoned from somewhere). ~SnapperTo 19:47, 31 May 2009 (UTC)
The same discussion could be held about what Susano'o is. I think that the King Of Hell is the summoning of a creature living somewhere else (I would bet my money that it resides in Hell :P), but not through the normal Kuchiyose no Jutsu else it would be a technique of the Animal Path. I think it is ninjutsu summoning in the end (I understood from the discussion that the dilemma was whether it was ninjutsu or genjutsu) but perhaps not through the conventional Kuchiyose involving blood contracts and such. - MadaraU (talk) 19:09, October 9, 2009 (UTC)

Outer Path

In chapter 449, Konan calls the King of Hell the seventh Pain; the Outer Path (外道, Gedō). I think this should be mentioned somewhere. --ShounenSuki (talk | contribs) 11:37, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

I thought she called Nagato the Outer Path. /shrug But I'll add it.--TheUltimate3 (talk) 13:33, 29 May 2009 (UTC)
Well, maybe I misinterpreted it...
Here's what Konan said, translated as literally as I could:
  • "The person who wields the Rinnegan can use all of the techniques of the six Pains. They are said to exist outside of the world where life and death exist." (「輪廻眼を持つ者はペイン六人全ての術を扱え、生と死の存在する世界の外に居ると言われている」, "Rinnegan o motsu wa Pein rokunin subete no jutsu o atsukae, sei to shi no sonzai suru sekai no soto ni iru to iwarete iru")
  • "Nagato's eye power is a technique that rules over life and death; the seventh Pain..." (「長門の瞳力は生死を司る術七人目のペイン...」, "Nagato no dōryoku wa seishi o tsukasadoru jutsu nananinme no Pein...")
  • "The Outer Path" (「外道」, "Gedō")
To me, it seems Konan is talking about the technique Nagato is about to use, referring to that as the seventh Pain and not Nagato. --ShounenSuki (talk | contribs) 13:53, 29 May 2009 (UTC)
Just by reading it, I think she was talking about well agian Nagato. "Nagato's [Rinnegan] is a technique that contorls life and deaht itself, the Seventh Pain." By replacing eye power with Rinnegan (which I assume that is what she ment), I think is referring to the user of it, Nagato as the seventh Pain.--14:03, 29 May 2009 (UTC)
I assumed she was talking about the Outer Path: Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique, because Naruto asked what technique Nagato was using. --ShounenSuki (talk | contribs) 14:07, 29 May 2009 (UTC)
I'm getting confused now....you assume one thing, I assume the other. Neither of us can be sure because damn Kishimoto likes to do this...Compromise then?--TheUltimate3 (talk) 14:17, 29 May 2009 (UTC)
Compromises are always good. What do you suggest? --ShounenSuki (talk | contribs) 14:21, 29 May 2009 (UTC)
The Outer Path is mentioned somewhere in the Six Paths page...referencing Nagato and the King of Hell...somehow...fill in the blanks as I know there are blanks.--TheUltimate3 (talk) 14:23, 29 May 2009 (UTC)
How about something like... "Just before Nagato used the Outer Path: Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique, Konan explained the technique to Naruto, mentioning a seventh Pain. Referring to it as the "Outer Path" (「外道」, "Gedō"), it is not entirely clear whether she meant Nagato or the King of Hell used in the technique." --ShounenSuki (talk | contribs) 14:38, 29 May 2009 (UTC)
Perfect! --TheUltimate3 (talk) 14:43, 29 May 2009 (UTC)
I added it to the Six paths of Pain page. If you don't agree on the placing, feel free to move it around. --ShounenSuki (talk | contribs) 15:16, 29 May 2009 (UTC)
Ha ha, that was one of the most civilized discussions, nice. However I am of the opinion that Gedo is indeed Nagato. First of all it seemed extremely clear that Naraka Path used the King Of Hell in those truth or false/life or death "contests" with the villagers of Konoha. It would be awkward if the seventh path would be used by another path. Secondly, Nagato used all those dead bodies because he had control over life and death (much like how I understood the Gedo's powers). If indeed the King Of Hell is the Gedo (the life and death path outside the other paths - gedo in itself means outer from what I've understood, outer as in outside of the six realms: god, animal, human etc) it would be awkward for it to be used by another path which is in fact a dead body (like the Naraka path was). I hope I have not cast more confusion. I am almost completely sure that Nagato is the Gedo (Outer Path) and in the Pain Rikudo article it should be mentioned. I decided not to go on my own with modifying after seeing this discussion. I am leaving it at your call and correct me if I understood something wrong. Oh and by the way SHOUNENSUKI (master of jap here on narutowiki ^:)^ - I am not being ironic :P )please tell us the name of the King Of Hell technique in jap. In fact that is why I stumbled upon this discussion, because of the technique's name :D - MadaraU (talk) 18:54, October 9, 2009 (UTC)

I agree with MadaraU. Now that we have more information, what is the difference in their abilities? Here's what I think.

  • The Naraka Path = This path has control of the King of Hell itself. The path's primary role is to present beings before the King of Hell for interrogation, or in a broader sense, judgment. If the being has "impure Karma" (negative actions of mind, speech, or body), the King of Hell takes their life force into it's mouth and consumes it. If we can assume this ability was used back in the days of the Sage, it could be used to judge and punish truly heinous individuals, and possible to send demons/yoki to the underworld. The Naraka path could also have been used for intimidation, as beings presented to the King of Hell appear to be physically paralyzed with something akin to fear.
  • The Outer Path = This path is Nagato himself, who has the power to control Life and Death. This is a separate power from the other six paths. The abilities include, (1) The resurrection of deceased bodies back to living functionality, with or without their original souls. This ability can be used in "conjunction" with the King of Hell, through the use of the Naraka path's ability. This would mean the ability to heal and repair the other paths derives from the Outer Path. The Outer Path: Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique and how the individual Six Paths of Pain were created comes from this ability. (2) The extraction and sealing of spirits/souls taken from living beings, such as humans and demons (i.e. Tailed Beasts). This ability can be used in "conjunction" with Demonic Statue of the Outer Path.

The gist of what I'm saying is this. The Naraka Path's ability is specifically to control the King of Hell. The Outer Path's ability is to specifically control Life and Death. These are 2 separate abilities. Nagato is specifically referred to by Konan as the 7th Path, not the King of Hell. Lastly....I feel really strongly about this. So even if my fellow members don't agree with what I'm saying, I hope that someone will make sure there is a proper distinction between the Naraka and Outer Paths.Cidem1324

Going through all your points.

  • The Naraka path, being an extension of Pain is the only one that can use the King of Hell, that is true.
  • The second point however is where things get skewed. The Naraka path isn't using the jutsu, Pain is. The Naraka path is just the body that he can channel the King of Hell through. Read the direct text from the manga, the Rinnegan controls the Seventh Pain, not IS the Seventh Pain, then based off the fanbook where it is clear that Pain is not the Outer Path.

With this, there is a clear distinction between the Outer Path and the Naraka Path. The Naraka Path is one of the Six Paths of Pain which Pain uses to do his dastardly deeds and the Outer path the Seventh Pain which Nagato, the user of the Rinnegan can control, and he does frequently through the use of the Naraka path.--TheUltimate3 (talk) 17:16, December 9, 2009 (UTC)

Could you tell me where it says that Nagato isn't the Outer Path, it would solve a lot of my confusion. I would greatly appreciate it. Cidem1324
Second fanbook. ~SnapperTo 23:14, December 9, 2009 (UTC)
Alright, I found it. Here's what it says.
"Top-secret File #6: The power of the legendary dojutsu, the Rinnegan
The "realms" of Asura, Animal, Preta, Deva, Human, Naraka, and finally Heretic (Outer Path). He who possesses the Rinnegan is capable of utilizing seven different powers. And of those, the one that stands out most is that of the Heretic realm. Used only by Nagato, the main entity in control of Pain, its powers transcend even the very concepts of life and death!! While it consumes a great amount of chakra, by using it one may even bring back to life individuals who have already met their end.
Quotation: "The power of Nagato's eyes allow him to use jutsu that grant mastery over life and death.""
This has given me a new perspective. The King of Hell can't be the Outer Path. B/c if he was, the Naraka Path couldn't be able to use it, since only Nagato can. So from what I can conclude is that the Naraka Path power is to control the King of Hell, while only Nagato alone can use the Outer Path power to control Life and Death.
The Deva Path power is divine force, the Asura Path power is body amplifications, the Human Path power is to read minds, the Animal Path power is multiple summonings, the Preta Path power is to absorb energy, and the Naraka Path power is the control of the King of Hell. The Outer Path power is the control of Life and Death, where techniques like the Gedō: Rinne Tensei and the Gedō: Mazō derive from. Cidem1324
I'd like to say a few things on this subject. First of all, here is my translation of that text:
Absolute Secret File 6: The power of the Legendary Dōjutsu, the "Rinnegan"
The Asura Path, the Animal Path, the Preta Path, the Deva Path, the Human Path, the Naraka Path, and finally the Outer Path. The wielder of the Rinnegan has seven powers to his beck and call. Giving off a particularly conspicuous vibe is the Outer Path. With the ability that can only be used by Nagato, the "real body" that manipulates Pain, he has the power to transcend even the concepts of Life and Death!! It consumes a large amount of chakra, but when used, it has the ability to even ressurect those who have met with Death.
[picture of Kakashi waking up after being ressurected]
↑By exchanging his own life, Nagato revived Konoha's dead, who had fallen to the attack...!!
This text makes it clear that Nagato is not the Outer Path. When the Outer Path was introduced in the manga, it was already made clear (at least to me) that the Outer Path was referring to the technique used by Nagato and not Nagato himself. The Path used to perform the Outer Path: Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique is the Outer Path, and that is the so-called King of Hell. Everything the King of Hell has done was related to controlling Life and Death, exactly as the abilities of the Outer Path describe.
Yes, it is odd that Naraka Path uses the King of Hell, but he could be acting as a medium for the Outer Path. Maybe it is impossible for the Outer Path to directly interact with humans or something. We were never given a clear explanation of the powers of the individual Paths, except for the Outer Path and the King of Hell fits that description. --ShounenSuki (talk | contribs) 00:39, December 10, 2009 (UTC)
Completely off topic, but can we figure out a way to reference how we used to call this the King of Hell? /shrug it just seems so catchy of a name to waste. Feel free to ignore this and focus on the discussion at hand.--01:06, December 10, 2009 (UTC)
I understand what you're saying ShounenSuki, and I agree with most of what you've said. But things just don't add up if the Outer Path is the King of Hell itself.
  • One, there has to be 7 "unique" abilities the Rinnegan grants. If the Outer Path blankets all of the King of Hell's abilities, what's the Naraka Path's unique ability?
  • Second, the Outer Path does not have to be Nagato, it can simply be the power to control Life and Death itself.
  • Third, the Naraka Path represents demons, and the King of Hell is, from the looks of it, a demon. So the theme fits.
  • Fourth, the Outer Path can refer to 2 jutsus, Gedō: Rinne Tensei and the Gedō: Mazō, both done by Nagato, the "original body". This indicates that Outer Path is more of a descriptor for the type of jutsu, like Elemental Releases.
  • Fifth, most importantly, there is no real reason to blanket all of what the King of Hell can do into one Path.
The Naraka Path has been shown to use the King of Hell for interrogations/judgments, taking/consoming life force energy, and for restoring "soulless" Pain bodies to living functionality. What the Naraka Path has never been shown doing is making the King of Hell give off life force energy and having the souls/spirits return back to their physical vessels. This is something that only the Outer Path power was shown doing, and, from what I can tell, something the Naraka Path is incapable of doing. Cidem1324

I thought it's already been established that the Naraka path can't bring back the dead. So...what exactly does this have to do with the Outer path? Hell what does this have to do with anything cause in the end, it's all still Pain. Pain is still the one doing everything.--TheUltimate3 (talk) 03:08, December 10, 2009 (UTC)

It's not Pain that can do all 7 "unique" Pain abilities, but Nagato. Each Pain Path has a "unique" ability, and I want to make sure they don't completely overlap. At the moment, Naraka Path and Outer Path have the same ability, b/c it's assumed that the Outer Path is the King of Hell itself. I want to go in and say that only the Outer Path can truly revive someone back to life, but I'm worry it will be reverted. Can I get permission to fix up the articles on the two Paths?—This unsigned comment was made by Cidem1234 (talkcontribs) .
Ok I am really confuseded. What we know is that the Naraka Path summons the King of Hell for interrogation and repairing the damaged Paths. The Outer Path IS the King of Hell and it has the power over Life and Death. Your issue is that according to the article, they do the same thing, and you don't want them to overlap. The problem is, they do overlap. The Naraka Path used the King of Hell to kill a guy and repair the Asura and Preta Path and then Nagato used it again when he revealed that he could control the Outer Path. It's already mentioned in the Naraka Path's section that it does not have the power to revive people so I'm not really sure what you want to add.--TheUltimate3 (talk) 03:32, December 10, 2009 (UTC)
For one thing, I want to make the distinction of the 2 Paths clear. The Naraka Path ability is to control the King of Hell. Nagato can control it as well, since he's capable of performing all the Pain Path abilities. However, Nagato is the only one that can use the Outer Path ability, the power to control Life and Death. This here is the essence of the Outer Path.

http://www.onemanga.com/Naruto/449/08/

http://www.onemanga.com/Naruto/449/09/

The Outer Path ability is not the King of Hell itself, the Outer Path ability is the light that draws back an individual's spirit/soul back to their physical vessel. This is what I want to get at. That the Naraka Path ability is only to control the King of Hell, and the Outer Path ability is only to control Life and Death. When using the Outer Path: Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique, the Naraka Path ability to control the King of Hell is used, but it was mainly to channel the Outer Path ability through it. So there is an overlap, but there is also a distinction btw the abilities. Cidem1324
So...you're saying the Outer Path...is ray of lights the King of Hell spit out. You do know those were the souls of the recently deceased right? The Naraka Path article already said that it can't revive the dead, if you want to add that only Nagato can do that, then do it. But like I said, the distiction between the two is already there: The Naraka Path cannot use the Outer Path to revive the dead. Nagato being the main body can. If the last point isn't in the article, then simply add it.--TheUltimate3 (talk) 04:06, December 10, 2009 (UTC)
According to ShounenSuki's translation, the only part of the Outer Path's abilities that can be used exclusively by Nagato is the ability to bring people back to life. So I think that the Naraka Path can summon it, and use it to interrogate people, as well as repair the other Paths of Pain. But only Nagato can restore normal people's life.--Enoki911 (talk) 08:06, January 6, 2010 (UTC)

Well, to me, the Outer Path isn't the King of Hell, since the King of Hell wasn't called the Outer Path in the first place. Also, the Paths are symbolically connected to one another, but not to the extent of one relying on the use of another. The Outer Path is symbolically a heretic, which does not belong to the system of the other Six Paths. It more seems like the lives taken by Pain are "stored" in the King of Hell, and the Outer Path, which symbolically "allows one to pass through the laws of all other six Paths, which are Pain," sets the souls free, overcoming the laws of Life and Death. It more looks like the Outer Path does not have a body, more like an subtle, invisible spirit or force/energy. This being said, it might as well be something normal humans cannot understand.--GoDai (talk) 04:52, April 10, 2010 (UTC)


I have to completely disagree with this, mostly because one of Nagato's other pain bodies summoned the exact same king of hell. Nagato's jutsu was just better, it showed far more control over the king of hell's actions. The king of hell is not the 7th pain. Otherwise one of the other pain's wouldn't have been summoning him at the same time. This whole thing seems to be based on a misconception. And I don't know where some of these translations came from, but what it says in the manga is very clear and blunt that Nagato is essentially the 7th pain. The king of hell is just a tool, one used by more than one pain. If the king of hell was the 7th, then the fact naraka can summon him would just be silly. What makes Nagato the 7th pain is he seems to have absolute control over the king of hell. That is the one and only difference between him and the naraka path using the king of hell. But would it make much sense if naraka's only power was to be able to summon one of the other paths to do his fighting for him? It would make him absolutely useless.

The King of Hell is just a summons, what is different is the extent they can control them. Frankly I'm going to go with the translations on every single issue of the manga I've been able to find on the internet: Nagato is the 7th pain. And this whole article seems useless... Also, gedo refers to the tech. Not specifically to the king of hell.

http://www.onemanga.com/Naruto/449/01/ http://www.omiyageh.com/2009/05/read-naruto-manga-449-online.html http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_7u9gMhrSm6Y/Sh-Gy8nbCDI/AAAAAAAACxk/yJYYUuS1Bf0/s1600-h/01.jpg

There is not a single translation I've found that agrees with this article--


Miah


Revisisted

I know that this is an old subject, but I still object to the idea of this entity being referred to as the Outer Path. This is absolutely not the case, as far as I can tell. Even on Japanese forums and in the Japanese wiki, they're referred to as seperate entities, to say nothing of the Official Premium Fanbook. They refer to this entity as Yama (閻魔, enma), which is used by the Naraka Path to torture and interrogate victims. This plays into Buddhist cosmology, in which Yama is the god and judge of the dead, and rules over the Naraka. The Naraka torture the dead until their negative karma is spent, at which point they return the dead to Yama so they can be judged again. In Naruto, the Naraka Path uses Yama to judge the validity of confessions given by his victims, and also brings the dead bodies of other Paths to it so they can be revived.

On the other hand, "Nagato himself" (長門自身) is referred to as the Outer Path, a being with control over life and death. Nagato's control over life and death allows him to revive the recently deceased by returning their souls to them from Yama. This is the true power of the Outer Path, and the core concept behind Nagato's Rinnegan, which is literally called "Samsara Eye", referring to the endless cycle of life and death in Buddhism. I still haven't found anything in Japanese which indicates that Yama is the Outer Path. There's also the fact that Nagato has access to at least two "Outer Path" abilities, one of which has nothing at all to do with Yama.

Anyway, that's my two cents. If it's not a persuasive enough argument, I suppose it'll have to wait until the next Official Data Book comes out, which should be able to concretely define all of Nagato's abilities. FF-Suzaku (talk) 19:06, April 28, 2010 (UTC)

Also, just wanted to add: It makes very little sense for Yama to be called the "Outer Path". Taking into account Buddhist teachings and practices, an "Outer Path" is considered a wrong, albeit altruistic, path that one seeks while trying to gain enlightenment (asceticism, for example). Those who practice these sorts of teachings, it is believed, will never truly escape the samsara and attain nirvana; to reach nirvana, one must instead follow the "Middle Path": the Noble Eightfold Path). The concept of the Outer Path being a sort of embodiment of the Rinnegan, which by its very nature represents the endless cycle of the samsara, would indicate (at least to me) that the Outer Path is meant to be linked with the Rinnegan bearer himself, and not Yama, ruler of the Naraka. Hence why control over life and death would be considered the "true power" of the Outer Path. Likewise, Nagato himself is an embodiement of the "Outer Path", as he is pursuing an obviously heretical path, seeking (and believing that he has obtained) enlightenment and even godhood. FF-Suzaku (talk) 19:27, April 28, 2010 (UTC)

I am also against calling the King of Hell the Outer Path, as it is just an extension of the Naraka Path's ability. Although we observe that even souls that aren't killed by Pain are revived in Outer Path: Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique, they were symbolically killed by Pain, as with Kakashi, who died of chakra depletion from fighting Pain. There is a lot of symbolism tied with the Rinnegan and its Paths. My idea is that the Seven Paths that the Rinnegan allows the user to control are seven separate forces, with the Outer Path being what goes against the ways of the other Six Paths. The Six Paths of Pain are the embodiments of the Six Paths, as Nagato himself is able to use all of their techniques. Only the Outer Path has no embodiment, requiring Nagato himself to use its techniques. The Databook states the user of the Rinnegan has access to the Seven Paths' abilities, which are theoretically seven different abilities. If the King of Hell is the Outer Path, that would not make sense, as it then be a "heretic" ability that supports the purpose of a "righteous" ability. However, I also believe that Nagato himself is not the Outer Path, only one who can control it and the other Paths. Nagato is the user of the Rinnegan, and is therefore the one who controls the seven Paths. The seventh path is something that normal beings cannot completely understand, like a godly spirit, energy, or force that has the ability to go against the ways of the other six paths. --GoDai (talk) 00:53, April 29, 2010 (UTC)

I see what you're getting at, however, I think you misunderstand what the "Outer Path" represents in Buddhism. In Buddhism, an "Outer Path" is a path that is wrong and perpetuates the Samsara (the cycle of life, death, and rebirth through the six realms of suffering). The purpose of Buddhism is to break the eternal suffering of the Samsara and ascend to the peace of Nirvana.
In other words, those who follow an "outer path" are considered to be ignorant, misguided, or heretical. Another translation for "outer path" is "heresy". In practical terms, it means that the person is trying to seek Nirvana through incorrect means, and if they continue to follow this path, they will die and again be reincarnated into one of the six realms of suffering. For example, an ascentic attempts to gain enlightenment by punishing their body; they starve themselves to the point of emaciation, and live as close to the verge of death as possible. The Buddha was an ascetic until he realized that this was fundamentally wrong (the body should instead be kept healthy, and the mind focused), and that's when he began to develop the "middle path", called the Noble Eightfold Path, which is the fundamental core of Buddhism. An Outer Path will keep someone bound to the Samsara, while the Middle Path will lead someone to Nirvana.
To relate this back to Nagato, Nagato wanted to bring the world peace by teaching it pain; his plan, however, was flawed and would have doomed the world to an endless cycle of suffering, with only brief moments of peace and no true enlightenment. Nagato's path was an "Outer Path". I know I'm on the verge of editiorializing here, but in all likelihood, Nagato is meant to parallel all of this. The Rinnegan (Samsara Eye) grants him the powers of the six realms of suffering that comprise the Samsara: Deva, Asura, Human, Animal, Preta, Naraka. Nagato himself parallels the Buddha prior to gaining enlightened, when he himself was following the 'outer path' of asceticism (even to the point of being extremely emaciated). The Outer Path is not something seperate from the Paths of Pain, but rather what creates and perpetuates them. It's the moment when Nagato summons the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path that he adopts this heretical doctrine of pain, and thus Pain and the Six Paths are born. That's my take, anyway. FF-Suzaku (talk) 03:03, May 1, 2010 (UTC)

I see. However, I still think Nagato isn't the Outer Path itself, even though he was on the "outer path" until Naruto made him remember what Jiraiya taught them. The symbolism may not completely apply here, even though that makes a whole lot of sense. The Databook still said the user of the Rinnegan is able to use the Seven Paths abilities, which means both Nagato and the Sage of the Six Paths were able to use them, and they themselves were probably not the Outer Path. I think it's more of a choice of whether you choose to use (and therefore "walk along") the Outer Path or not, showing your decision of belief. --GoDai (talk) 04:28, May 1, 2010 (UTC)

The Seventh Path of Pain could very well be King of Hell, but in my opinion it's a bit more complicated. The Paths are an invention of Nagato's - he just sorted his powers and attributed them to six (seven) categories, one of which were bestowed on every body. I think that the actual Paths are the ability categories themselves, and the bodies carry their names only by extension, to mark their designations. Therefore what the seventh Pain truly is, is the ability category associated with manipulating life and death. Therefore it's neither Nagato nor King of Hell, but in a sense it's both. The Seventh Path of Pain exists within Nagato himself (it hasn't been bestowed to a corpse), and entails the Gedo Rinne Tensei technique. Due to the abstract nature of the problem, I believe it's difficult to discern it, but the way I put it is probably the most satisfactory for both sides of the conflict. Xfing (talk) 01:52, June 4, 2010 (UTC)

I realize that this is old, but, it seems to me that the fanbook simply stated that, "...ability that can only be used by Nagato, the "real body" that manipulates Pain, he has the power to transcend even the concepts of Life and Death..." It also seems that the fanbook stated the the Outer Path itself is a power (like the other paths, I guess) that Nagato uses, and that the technique has the power of life and death, but isn't the Oter Path itself. Also, the fact that another Outer Path technique exists that has othing to do with the King of Hell supports this. Also, was the part about the cnfusion removed from the page? I didn't notice it. Because, I think it should remain until Kishimoto makes t even clearer. Vik0z0z (talk) Kami da! 21:33, September 27, 2010 (UTC)

I really hate to say this, but I have a sinking feeling that no one with any real power here is willing to bother addressing this issue anymore. Like it was mentioned below, it seems to be a "1 person says Yama is 7th Path, others disagree but their evidence do not convince aforementioned person" argument. MarqFJA (talk) 13:48, October 23, 2010 (UTC)



First of all I would like to lighten some things,I would like to seperate this issue between nagato and the sage of six paths as I see them as different users. first of all in accordance to the sage, the rinnegan was confirmed to give him different powers wich are the following : deva,asura,human,animal,preta,naraka and gedo. through this means that the gedo is the power that allowed the sage to control life and death. that means that the rinnegan granted seven powers to sage and the seventh power was called the gedo path , this is not an entity but a powerlike the other six rinnegan powers, evidence that the sage used this power thruogh different jutsus one that kills and one that ressurects, thats why demon statue was called gedo wich symbollises the power to kill in this path. whatthe sage summons and controls by his rinnegan's gedo power to ressurect the dead, just like the naraka power which allows the sage to summon this same entity to judge the dead.

Now nagato's issue is the one thats causing this problem, but in my opinion he is metaphorically the seventh pain and this is what konan meant: Nagato divided six of his powers The paths through the pains, six different bodies wich held the deva,naraka,asura,animal,preta and human, while keeping the seventh power the gedo power to himself the gedo power so his usage of Enma is logical, as he is the one who judges the dead in buddisim. Enma is not the outer path but merely what nagato summons and controls by his rinnegan's gedo power to ressurect the dead, just like the naraka power which allows nagato to summon this same entity to judge the dead. well according to our respected translator shounensuki it is nagato's power that konan meant to be the sventh pain and not nagato. yes she didnt mean nagato to be seventh path nor did she mean Enma what she meant was nagato's power the gedo path that was the seventh power. and she told naruto that nagato was the seventh pain metaphorically to what nagat oused to call himself and his bodies. please reconsider this situation admins. 86.96.227.93 (talk) 11:26, August 21, 2011 (UTC) eastfire

Black Flames?

I see black flames below the King Of Hell. Isn't that Amaterasu?—This unsigned comment was made by 218.186.10.236 (talkcontribs) .

Could be because when Amaterasu was used it was said (by Zetsu if I am not mistaken) that the technique brought forth the Black Flames of Hell (the place from which, according to the name of the technique bringing it forth, the King of Hell comes) - MadaraU (talk) 07:22, October 11, 2009 (UTC)
I don't think that Zetsu meant that literally. It could still be Amaterasu, though.--Enoki911 (talk) 01:35, March 8, 2010 (UTC)

Are We Sure

Are We Sure that this Guy is the Outer Path and it isn't Nagato--Nintendo-Fan (talk) 02:03, December 10, 2009 (UTC)Nintendo-Fan

The people who have been writing these articles are under a misconception. According to the just-released Official Premium Fanbook, the Outer Path is Nagato's body, which contains the abilities of all the Six Paths of Pain, as well as mastery over life and death. Only Nagato's body is able to use the Outer Path doujutsu.
I guess you didn't read the section Outer Path, two sections above this one.--Enoki911 (talk) 05:46, January 10, 2010 (UTC)

Actually I think he did. This whole argument seems to be 1 persons translation that says Yama is the 7th path vs the translations of everyone else, including most of the Japanese world, if you bother to look at Japanese language sites.

I agree. The existence of Gedo Mazo destroys any argument that the outer path is the king of hell. The Outer Path has nothing to do with the king of hell and is never even in the same room as the king of hell. Translations I read at this point just outright say that Nagato is the seventh path. In any case, the fact that he has to use Rinne Tensei with his own body, and makes handseals (which he never did for any of the other Pain techniques, including even Chibaku Tensei) means that there is no external being to channel that path through. It's just him. Kaidou (talk) 08:18, July 9, 2011 (UTC)

Kanji

What does the kanji on the Outer Path's forehead mean?

The kanji means "king" (王, Ō). In Japanese art, Yama, the King of the Naraka, is usually depicted with this kanji on his crown. --ShounenSuki (talk | contribs) 01:44, December 12, 2009 (UTC)
Hence the name "King of Hell".--TheUltimate3 (talk) 01:45, December 12, 2009 (UTC)

Amateratsu Like Flame Trivia

Since it has been revealed to be red flames in the anime shouldn't we take out the trivia portion of it saying that around the base surrounds amateratsu like flames? Hidan13 (talk) 03:35, April 23, 2010 (UTC)

Well, "revealed" can sometimes be too generous of a way to put it when it comes to the anime. More like, "how they want to do or show it". One example being Hanzo's eyes which are pretty clearly similar to Kakuzu's but vastly different in the anime. On Hanzo's page, there is a pic of his manga eyes on it to exemplify the difference and I for one hope it stays. While I personally don't see the similarities between the manga flames and Amaterasu as much as others seem to, I still think it should stay for now. (Also, just to nit-pick even more: the anime flames look more violet than any thing to me. Definetly not red, at least.)I don't want to spark a debate, just giving another opinion.--Komori Ikazuchi (talk) 18:57, May 7, 2010 (UTC)

The red comes from the fact that in the opening sequence, it does look red, similar to Itachi's Susanoo. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 22:01, May 7, 2010 (UTC)

That's right. Sorry, haven't seen it but the once. Completely forgot. --Komori Ikazuchi (talk) 02:56, May 8, 2010 (UTC)

Tongues?

The things that came out of the konoha ninja looked like tongues, especially with the way the came out of their bodies (looked like it was coming from the back of their throats). And they don't seem very serpent like to me. And it could also be a reference to the Japanese King of Hell, who rips out your tongue if you lie to him. Does anyone think otherwise? -WhiteArmor-(Talk)- 20:51, May 20, 2010 (UTC)

Nagato

my edit is correct check 551 nagato uses Naraka Path and brings out yama, Kabuto confirms this. the "outer path is Nagato himself think of Gedo mazo and yama as Summons. it is not a finite path like deva it is an ability that only nagato and so6p have. Demonic Statue of the Outer Path... it is of the outer path, Outer Path: Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique, yama is the median in which the tech is used it does not refer to yama it's self. --Trogdor247 (talk) 21:24, August 17, 2011 (UTC)

I agree, I've never thought the King of Hell was the Outer path. This chapter proves it in my opionion. Most other translations refer to Nagato as the Outer path.--Deva 27 21:32, August 17, 2011 (UTC)
I thought the reason we used the King of Hell was because of translations from the raw? Otherwise I assumed it was Nagato that they meant. In any case this is one of those things that needs more discussion before being changed.--Cerez365 Hyūga Symbol 21:40, August 17, 2011 (UTC)
well, we DO have an entire page of talk on the outer path's page and people, myself included have been saying this kind of stuff for ages. i understand the raws, im no pro but it seems that kishi is insinuating that those two beings (yama and DSoOP) are spiritual medians, think Susanoo. its not a summon, its a spiritual manisfestation (hope i spelled that right) they are brought out like Susanoo but are used as medians for nagato's outer path's abilities. they STILL NEED to be in the article and nakara path needs to be noted in the article as well. i think that judging by the raws and its perception in the images we should think of nakara as a "gate keeper" if you will; to bring out yama for interrogation and restoration. the outer path is seprate from yama. and the aritcle has been muddy since it was written. yama is the judge of the dead, kinda like the grim reaper, so it would be this spirit to revive people via Outer Path: Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique, but it still is nagato's power over yama that is important here. i hope this clears things up i respect both of you as great mods. it means alot for you take part in this talk--Trogdor247 (talk) 16:02, August 18, 2011 (UTC)

Characteristics

Is it worth mentioning that this thing is apparently solid, and that the sharingan could see it, since itachi was able to target it with kunai? also was it just me, or did the outer path contribute to that shared vision ability like the other paths of pain were in ch 551?—This unsigned comment was made by 76.102.17.129 (talkcontribs) .

When was it ever said to not be solid? We already know that people can't see it unless they're being "judged" but Itachi has the Sharingan so that probably helped. Yes, Nagato also has shared vision with it.--Cerez365 Hyūga Symbol 05:43, August 20, 2011 (UTC)

progress

we're making progress on the outer path we should still include gedo mazo in the page and the pic should be a pic of nagato--Trogdor247 (talk) 16:42, August 21, 2011 (UTC)

What does the Gedō Mazō have to do with the Outer Path ability? There is no need for Nagato to be there when he channels the ability through the King of Hell statue.--Cerez365 Hyūga Symbol 16:46, August 21, 2011 (UTC)

Shouldn't the King of Hell have its own separate page?--Deva 27 16:52, August 21, 2011 (UTC)

I was wondering about that but at the same time Nagato's never used that ability without it. The articles could be split though especially with all the misc information that isn't related to to the Outer Path and there's already a redirect page for it so we could just use that.--Cerez365 Hyūga Symbol 16:54, August 21, 2011 (UTC)
Its confusing having all the info on this page since it is used by the Naraka path. Everything having to do with the Naraka path should move of this page.--Deva 27 16:58, August 21, 2011 (UTC)
The King of Hell would be a character or tool o.O?--Cerez365 Hyūga Symbol 17:04, August 21, 2011 (UTC)
I would perfer if it had a character infobox.--Deva 27 17:06, August 21, 2011 (UTC)

Chapter 565

Now we have this. It seems the Gedō no Jutsu is the basis technique for the Six Paths of Pain and not the same as this, huh? It's 'just' the technique to use corpses as puppets and the dual view. Nothing else, it seems. Seelentau 愛 01:09, December 4, 2011 (UTC)

Are not the rods the basis ?

--Elveonora (talk) 01:17, December 4, 2011 (UTC)

What rods? You mean the black piercings? I think it's like this: The Outer Path Technique enables the user to use corpses as puppets by sending chakra into them. He does this with the help of the black piercings. When this is done, the corpses retrieve the Rinnegan and with it the dual view. That's all and that's why this Jutsu isn't the same as the other Outer Path Technique. Here, the user doesn't revive anyone, he simply uses a better/more complicated kind of Puppet Technique. Seelentau 愛 01:33, December 4, 2011 (UTC)
Anyone else? :x Seelentau 愛 21:09, December 7, 2011 (UTC)

Guys, if we don't discuss this now, I'm going to create an article for the Outer Path Technique... Seelentau 愛 18:44, December 9, 2011 (UTC)

Though I think the Outer Path article would suffice as from Shounen's translation it sounded to me like it was simply an ability of the Outer Path, it doesn't really make a difference to me if an article for it is created separately.--Cerez365Hyūga Symbol 19:14, December 9, 2011 (UTC)

I would hold on creating an "Outer Path Technique" article for now. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 21:58, December 9, 2011 (UTC)

Abilities

What are exactly the abilities of the Outer Path ? I mean,you pierce a person or beast with chakra receivers,channel your chakra at them and then is able to control their bodies at free will,see what they see,summon them using chikushodo and suppress their chakra with chains Besides resurrecting the dead,the outer path is an technique that can also control other people/beings/beasts ?--177.33.218.210 (talk) 15:11, May 30, 2012 (UTC)

From what I get, Outer Path has powers over life and death. It can also control the Outer Statue and the chains are power OF THE STATUE, not directly part of Outer Path.--Elveonora (talk) 15:24, May 30, 2012 (UTC)

Yes,but the technique is Chakra Chains(Outer Path) and to create the chains..the user needs the chakra receivers...and with it and the chains,tobi can control the beats and the corpses—This unsigned comment was made by 177.33.218.210 (talkcontribs) .

@Elveonora Tobi has used the Outer Path's Chakra Chains without the Statue, thus the chains ARE a part of the Outer Path's abilities. Basically, the Outer Path allows the user to revive the dead, bind and restrict foes (Gedo Mazo can channel this power as well) and forms the basis of the Six Paths of Pain. Skitts (talk) 15:48, May 30, 2012 (UTC)

He used it with the help of the Rods, the rods are part of the Gedo Statue--Elveonora (talk) 15:49, May 30, 2012 (UTC)

Tobi referred to them as the "Outer Path's Chakra Chains", meaning they're an Outer Path ability. He uses it without the Statue being present at all twice, and one of those times (Against the 5-Tails) the chain is produced from chakra emanating from his hand.Skitts (talk) 16:01, May 30, 2012 (UTC)

I know that. Tobi likely meant by "Outer Path's Chakra Chains" "Gedo Statue of Outer Path's Chains" ... I think it was Naruto or what that mentioned Tobi also likely has a chakra rod in his body that allows him to project the chains.--Elveonora (talk) 16:06, May 30, 2012 (UTC)

As far as I know, Naruto never said anything about Tobi having them in him (even though that's likely). He only ever explained how Nagato used the Six Paths and that each Path had the piercings. However, Tobi said the Outer Path, not Gedo Mazo, which would be odd seeing as Gedo Mazo wouldn't be any harder to say there if that's what he actually meant. And in the instance where Tobi himself creates the Chakra Chain from his hand, it is created from chakra being expelled from his hand, with no Chakra receiver showwn present. Skitts (talk) 16:42, May 30, 2012 (UTC)

I'll just copypaste it: Well, over at the German Narutopedia, I solved this question the following way: As we all know, the Rinnegan grants the user six paths as well as the seventh path, the Gedō. The 7th path allows the user to do two things. The first is to revive people by using the Rinne Tensei Jutsu. The second is to control corpses by using the Gedō no Jutsu (mentioned by Naruto) and the Chakra transmitters. But I see, that's not the question here^^ I really don't have a clue how the Gedō Mazō fits in here. It isn't used for either of the Gedō's abilities, that much is obvious. I don't think that the Chakra chains used by Tobi are the same Gedō Mazō's using. When the Yonbi was shown, we could see two types of chains, right? I think the one going through the Yonbi's chest is the one used by Gedō Mazō while the ones on Yonbi's arms are the ones Tobi is using to control the Jinchūriki through the ability Gedō's granting him (Tobi). Seelentau 愛 17:34, May 30, 2012 (UTC)

Ape guy calls it 'evil chains of outer path" or something like that. It's clear he is referring to the statue. "Outer Path" by itself is a power, not a person or entity (except for a case of 6 paths of pain) EDIT: I'm sure Naruto or someone has mentioned/hinted upon that Tobi also has a rod in his body--Elveonora (talk) 18:10, May 30, 2012 (UTC)

Outer Path is a Jutsu granted by the Rinnegan. It isn't at all clear if Yonbi is referring to the statue or the Jutsu, but I think it's more likely to be the Jutsu. And no, there was never such a reference. Seelentau 愛 19:00, May 30, 2012 (UTC)

... Outer Paths grants 2 powers ... Rinne Tensei and Six Paths of Pain. Evil chains do not fit there ... I will check for the reference--Elveonora (talk) 20:39, May 30, 2012 (UTC)

Outer Path Article Revision Checklist: What Needs to Be Done

Okay, so over on the talk page for Gedō Mazō, we had a little discussion (title 'Abilities') about the Outer Path and came to the conclusion that this article needs to be revised. According to the article, the Outer Path is an ability that allows the user to revive the dead, but that's not quite true (Please see the discussion on Gedo Mazo's talk page, too long to explain). Anyway, here are some additions/revisions that should take place (suggest or refute where you see necessary):

  • The Outer Path allows the user to revive the dead (Gedo Rinne Tensei), bind/restrict foes (Chakra Chains, but there has been disputes about this), and finally the ability to see through other connected beings possessing the Rinnegan (Paths, King of Hell, Summons).
  • In regards to that last one, Seelentau mentioned that Naruto referred to something called the "Outer Path Technique" (Gedō no Jutsu). We may need some clarification on that.
  • The infobox image currently only shows Gedo Rinne Tensei. We'll need more. We need one showing their combined fields of vision (which can be shown with one of the times it shows the Rinnegan of all 6 Paths), one for the Outer Path Chakra Chains (maybe).
  • The article needs to make it clear that the Outer Path isn't an ability that revives the dead. That's just one of the techniques that the Oiter Path provides access to.

I think that about covers what needs to be done. Any other things need to be added/fixed? Discuss please. :) Skitts (talk) 19:31, May 30, 2012 (UTC)

Was just rewriting part of the article as this was posted (or otherwise I didn't notice it) and included some of this. More needs to be added though, such as the images.--BeyondRed (talk) 19:56, May 30, 2012 (UTC)
mh, not quite correct, Skitts-kun. The Outer Path allows the user to revive the dead (Rinne Tensei) and to control dead corpses (Gedō no Jutsu). I think so because Naruto said that the shared vision comes from the Gedō no Jutsu. Also, the different Paths aren't derived from this path. Only the ability to move corpses around. Seelentau 愛 20:06, May 30, 2012 (UTC)
I took Naruto's statement of the six paths being an "Outer Path Technique" to mean that the actual creation and control of the bodies, as well as giving them each one of the Six Paths powers, to be the Outer Path's ability. Also, the fact that their eyes all took on the appearance of the Rinnegan, without actually gaining all of its powers (just one path and the ability to see chakra, apparently).--BeyondRed (talk) 20:16, May 30, 2012 (UTC)

@Seelentau I never said that the other Paths are derived from this (did I?) What I meant was that the Outer Path is the ability that allows the user to use Rinne Tensei and Gedō no Jutsu. Skitts (talk) 20:19, May 30, 2012 (UTC)

Na, but the article is currently stating that. @BeyondRed: Yeah, that's (somewhat) what we're getting at. I think Skitts or so should re-write the article with everything we got so far and then we'll see again what needs to be cleared up. Seelentau 愛 20:25, May 30, 2012 (UTC)
So, should the article say that the Outer Path is involved in the creation of the Six Paths or not? I'm starting to confuse myself. xD Skitts (talk) 20:33, May 30, 2012 (UTC)
Well, I see the Six Paths not as the six bodies, but just as the six Jutsu. Of course, the Outer Path isn't involved in creating these Jutsu. But if you say that the Six Paths are the six bodies, the Outer Path is involved in the creation, because with its Gedō no Jutsu, the user has the ability to control corpses by giving them the chakra receivers. Seelentau 愛 20:41, May 30, 2012 (UTC)

By Gedo no Jutsu, Naruto meant Outer Path power. The power to move corpses around is part of it, Six Paths of Pain technique. It grants only 2 main powers, over life and death ... also Rinnegan user seeing through "Pains", summons etc. is part of Six Paths of Pain, not another technique called "Gedo no Jutsu" as that's the path itself ... it also grants the user power to control the Demonic Statue of Outer Path. EDIT: The Demonic Statue of Outer Path is likely part of Rinnegan's Outer Power as the Rods used for the control of bodies/corpses with Gedo comes from the Statue's body and the user can also summon it--Elveonora (talk) 20:54, May 30, 2012 (UTC)

If I remember correctly, Seelentau checked and Naruto said that the shared field of vision came from Gedō no Jutsu. Skitts (talk) 21:02, May 30, 2012 (UTC)
Naruto would've said Gedō no Chikara if he meant power. But he said Gedō no Jutsu, which is proof that there's a technique with such a name. On the other hand, Konan mentioned the Gedō, not the Gedō no Jutsu. That means, there's both: Gedō and Gedō no Jutsu. And yes Skitts-kun, I did. Seelentau 愛 21:04, May 30, 2012 (UTC)

I know that. By "Gedo no Jutsu" Naruto has referred to this path. Six Paths of Pain is a part of this power and provides the shared vision. You must take into consideration that Naruto is stupid, he calls anything by nicknames and such--Elveonora (talk) 21:06, May 30, 2012 (UTC)

I think what Elveonora meant was that Naruto was just referring to the Outer Path itself, not a specific technique. However, Naruto has more experience and knowledge of the Rinnegan than just about anyone else other than Rinnegan users themselves (and Konan), seeing as he's fought it 3 times. However, I don't think the shared vision was said to come from the Six Paths technique, only that the Paths did indeed share visual information. Skitts (talk) 21:11, May 30, 2012 (UTC)

Naruto didn't have any knowledge of and experience with Rinnegan besides his encounters with Pain/Nagato. The only time "Outer Path" was mentioned in front of him was by Konan that it has power over life and death, thus Naruto got that Six Paths of Pain is delivered from that. No things as "Gedo no Jutsu" was ever mentioned by Tobi, Madara, Nagato or Konan. He was clearly referring to this path not a separate technique. Thus shaled field of vision is part of the Pains. Also we should add "Demonic Statue of Outer Path" to the infobox of delivered--Elveonora (talk) 21:18, May 30, 2012 (UTC)

If Kishimoto wants Naruto to know about the Gedō no Jutsu, then so be it. Fact is, we have to different names. One is a path, and one is a path's Jutsu. I drew a picture, maybe this'll clear it up? check it. Seelentau 愛 21:23, May 30, 2012 (UTC)

LOL, that's really ridiculous Seelentau, no offense. Naruto has no knowledge of Rinnegan besides what he learned from fighting Nagato, so your statement is not valid ... but if that really makes you happy, feel free to make a "gedo no jutsu" article ...--Elveonora (talk) 21:28, May 30, 2012 (UTC)

His experience in fighting it is specifically why he would be quite reliable in knowing about it. I think iy would be worthwhile to this discussion to see exactly what Konan said. Could you help us out Seelentauu? :) Skitts (talk) 21:31, May 30, 2012 (UTC)
I'm not going to create any article here. In fact, I don't even care if you've such an article or not. I'm just trying to perfect my knowledge about Naruto. And what I previously stated about the Rinnegan/Paths-matter is just my opinion about what's correct. If this Wiki decides to handle it in a different way, so be it. @Skitts-kun, as far as I know, Suki-senpai already translated the part about Gedō already, huh? Seelentau 愛 21:34, May 30, 2012 (UTC)
Before anyone gets their knickers in a bunch. Has anyone considered the possibility that Naruto's comment can be taken as saying "Nagato's Outer Path technique" instead of "Nagato's Outer Path Technique"? See the difference? One is a legit name for a technique, the other one a description. Like saying "TheUltimate3's Hot dog" and "TheUltimate3's Hot Dog".
Basically, as far as I can gather, there is no such thing as Outer Path Technique. There is the Outer Path and the various abilities that stem from it: revival of dead, subjugation of the tailed beasts, control over the Demonic Statue, shared vision within the Rinnegan.--TheUltimate3 Sarutobi Symbol (talk) 21:37, May 30, 2012 (UTC)

I have nothing against creation of such article, however in my opinion it's incorrect. Six Paths of Pain, summons and such are controlled with the rods. Thus a Rinnegan user will get a shared field of vision with anyone he controls ... it's similar to Yamanaka's mind body switch technique. Ino and such can see through the eyes of the controlled, no other "see through eyes no jutsu" is required. @Ultimate, pretty much. "Its called Outer technique" not "Outer's technique"--Elveonora (talk) 21:39, May 30, 2012 (UTC)

The Yamanaka also place their minds in their targets, while Nagato manipulates with chakra alone. Naruto saying Gedō no Jutsu does seem to indicate that the actual shared vision is a specific technique to me. Regardless of whether we create a Gedō no Jutsu article, that should be in there as well (the shared vision). So to reiterate:

  • We need an image for the shared vision field. I suggest using one of the 2 or 3 images where the scene shows all of the Paths' Rinnegan on the screen at once to represent that.
  • Have we decided about the Chakra Chains? At least to me it's clear that it's an Outer Path ability.
  • I think a picture of the Six Paths of Pain should be present as well, based on above posts.
  • Lastly, what are we going to do about Gedo Mazo? Include it in this?

@Sellentau Can you point me to Suki-senpai's translation? I'd rather not spend hours looking for it. ;_; Skitts (talk) 21:50, May 30, 2012 (UTC)

  • I'm against the chains, but that can wait for now.
  • Gedo Mazo is clearly a part of Outer Path as the rods from the statue's body are used for Six Paths of Pain technique, the user can summon the statue, and it's power to "eat souls" is clearly an opposite to Rinne Tensei--Elveonora (talk) 21:56, May 30, 2012 (UTC)
  • Eh, I guess we'll have to get a general consensus about the chains.
  • I agree, but technically it just removed the souls like the Human Path does, not eat them. ;) Skitts (talk) 22:08, May 30, 2012 (UTC)

Um, I couldn't find any pics from the anime for the shared vision so I found these 3: first, second, and third. I was also wondering if it was acceptable to find a picture of Tobi's Six Paths of Pain as I remember there being a good picture of them. Joshbl56 22:12, May 30, 2012 (UTC)

@Skitts, that's why I said "eat" as not meant literary :) Well it uses chakra dragons to remove the souls and it looks like the dragons are eating. Then should we also add 4th image of Nagato summoning the statue ?--Elveonora (talk) 22:23, May 30, 2012 (UTC)

onora I didn't see those quotations at first. x) Anywho, @Josh In the episode where the Human Path gets disintegrated by Naruto's Rasenshuriken, there should be an instance of it showing all Six's Rinnegan at once. Not sure if you go and get images from the anime though. Also, I think Tobi's Six Paths could be good. If not, we could simply use the image that's in use on the Six Paths of Pain article's infobox image. @Elveonora I would assume. Either that or just a good image of Gedō Mazō. Skitts (talk) 22:27, May 30, 2012 (UTC)

Holymother..never thought one question would create such debate..but thanks for all your answers,hope u consider what i write here : dunno if it's right,but i think the outer path can also serve as a kind of "link" among the other path's. I mean,using the Chakra Rods,the user can bind his foes to his control using his own chakra(like the tailed beasts,and when nagato tried to control naruto at konoha and the six corpses of nagato,that were controlled using nagato's chakra) and by doing so,the user can summon the controlled ones using chikushodo(you can see that all the animals and corpses summoned had chakra rods) and as the user channels his chakra through the chakra rods,the corpses can use his rinnegan abilities and share their visions with him. And as the gedo mazo has rods in his belly and is the source of these rods(i guess),then the rinnegan wielder can also control it channeling his own chakra,like when nagato fought hanzou,the statue pierced him with multiples rods,absorbed his chakra and then nagato controlled it. In other words,the outer path allows the user to utterly control other beings with his own chakra via rods,and as consequence,be able to see what they see,give them his abilities and suppress their chakra.--177.33.218.210 (talk) 22:47, May 30, 2012 (UTC)

And about the beasts and the statue,they were sealed using that phantom nine dragons seal...and maybe they still have a "sealing formula" attached to them when out of the statue,just like a precaution method to reseal them again if they go berserk —This unsigned comment was made by 177.33.218.210 (talkcontribs) .

Yeah, I couldn't find the image (or a good quality video of the fight) but I did find the image of tobi's six paths (there are only five in that image though, sorry). Does anyone know where you could find good quality videos of the fight (that's not youtube or google) that ? Joshbl56 23:14, May 30, 2012 (UTC)

http://www.crunchyroll.com/naruto-shippuden --Elveonora (talk) 23:19, May 30, 2012 (UTC)

I like that image. :) At least on the mobile version of the site from my phone, Animeboy.org has good quality videos. You may want to check with Speysider, though he may be capturing from DVDs. Skitts (talk) 23:29, May 30, 2012 (UTC)

Ok then. I took Elveonora's advice and ignored Skitts (though it was because I didn't come back to check this page, I swear) and came up with this neat-o image of two path's eyes sharing the same space :D! I was also able to grab this image and this image. :D Sorry bout the crappy low quality of the images though, I had to go with standard definition on crunchyroll cause of how slow my internet is being today Q.Q Joshbl56 00:13, May 31, 2012 (UTC)

Haha, it's cool. :p I think I know where to find an image of all of the Path's eyes onscreen at once but let me go confirm first. Skitts (talk) 00:25, May 31, 2012 (UTC)

Well, that was bust. It showed all 6 Paths consecutively, but not at once. :X It looks like Joshbl's image will be the best fit for Gedō no Jutsu/shared vision. Now, what is everyone's thoughts on the Chakra Chains being represented in the infobox slideshow/article? I'm fine with it but I know not everyone else is. And Gedo Mazo as well: add him or just leave it in the Trivia section? Skitts (talk) 01:21, May 31, 2012 (UTC)

I Don't think we should add the chakra chains as we already have a whole page for it by itself. We should keep Gedo Mazo in the trivia section until we know the exact relationship between it and Outer Path. Joshbl56 01:34, May 31, 2012 (UTC)
Are you saying you're against referring to the chains in the article, adding a picture of it to the slideshow or both? YEAH, i guess that would be best (about Gedo Mazo) Skitts (talk) 01:42, May 31, 2012 (UTC)
Oh no, I'm only against adding a photo to the slideshow. We should add info about it to this page as fast as possible. Joshbl56 01:54, May 31, 2012 (UTC)

I'm for adding direct information on Gedo Mazo. Even if you ignore the name, it's obvious relation. Also what evidence is here for the chains ? ... Then even by your logic, if the Gedo Mazo can also use the chakra chains ... and they are Outer Path power ... then Gedo Mazo is also Outer Path power ;D Got you !!! Okay now, I think we should find a proper translation about the chains ... Konan clearly said that Gedo has powers over life and death, chakra chains are just the statue's power in my opinion--Elveonora (talk) 04:17, May 31, 2012 (UTC)

argh, so much text. Skitts-kun, Suki-enpai's translation is on this discussion almost at the top ;) And the chakra transmitter used to control the bodies are mad of Nagato's blood and chakra. That means, Gedō Mazō's chakra blades aren't the same as Nagato's, obviously. just saying. Seelentau 愛 10:50, May 31, 2012 (UTC)

Where is it mentioned that they are made from blood and chakra ? O_O that would imply Nagato can create them from his body or something --Elveonora (talk) 12:58, May 31, 2012 (UTC)

As far as I know in the second artbook or the second fanbook. I still can't keep them apart in my mind >.< Seelentau 愛 13:23, May 31, 2012 (UTC)

I don't see such mention in the articles at all--Elveonora (talk) 13:33, May 31, 2012 (UTC)

Well, it obviously should be the second fanbook. But I can't find where it was mentioned. Maybe my mind's playing a trick on me... Seelentau 愛 13:42, May 31, 2012 (UTC)

If it were real, I bet it would be mentioned long ago. But back on topic ... so what else is here to do ?--Elveonora (talk) 14:03, May 31, 2012 (UTC)

I'll later try and find it again. I think that's all, someone should re-write the article and we'll see afterwrds what's still missing or wrong. Seelentau 愛 14:18, May 31, 2012 (UTC)

From what I can tell, the bit about the blades being formed from Nagato's chakra and blood is legit. It apparently was said in the ShounenJump issue that accompanied the release of chapter 438. Anyway, BeyondRed originally re-wrote the article and I improved it where needed. You all can fix wherever is needed. However, we still need the images for the slideshow. After that this discussion should end.... it's looooonng. x) Skitts (talk) 14:48, May 31, 2012 (UTC)

The six paths are still in the infobox, but that's wrong. Seelentau 愛 15:07, May 31, 2012 (UTC)

Source ? Even if it's legit, how do we know it's from Kishimoto's head ? I think he would say such in manga or databook--Elveonora (talk) 15:10, May 31, 2012 (UTC)

I just wanted to add that from my understanding, the outer path allows the rinnegan user to bestow life and death on people using two mean entities, summons or whatever. Using the king of hell he ressurects bodies using rinne tensei, while he uses the Gedo mazo for killing people by ripping thier souls or destroying them with blasts or whatever, which means in short that the outer path grants two powers : the the rinne tensei grants (life) and the statue grants (death). I hope this helps. --2.51.236.12 (talk) 23:12, May 31, 2012 (UTC) EastFire

Mk. I tried to read this all but to be honest it's so long >.< so forgive me if my bit isn't as completely comprehensive as it should be. Seems fine to make the article more comprehensive but instead of putting all those images in the infobox, why not break down the articles into sections (Outer Path abilities) or something like that similar to the White Secret Technique: The Chikamatsu Collection of Ten Puppets's gallery then use a neutral image (like Nagato using the Rinne Tensei (when he forms the hand seals and such). Also for the shared vision, I think Jiraiya's fight with the Asura, Shodai Animal and Human Path best depicted that.--Cerez365Hyūga Symbol(talk) 16:06, June 1, 2012 (UTC)

I have those three images up there and I was also able to grab ones of the Rinnegan, the three Path's with their Rinnegans and one of them with their three way vision though all three are crappy pics (Sorry again, had to use standard definition). Joshbl56 18:19, June 1, 2012 (UTC)
Ah I meant the third one. If you upload it I'm sure someone'll be happy to reupload a better version if they're able to.--Cerez365Hyūga Symbol(talk) 18:51, June 1, 2012 (UTC)

So I made a few changes, not too sure if you guys will loike it. I was going to use a gallery like the one on the Chikamatsu collection article but it doesn't sit well.

  • I added an image of Nagato using the Outer Path abilities to the infobox. If that's OK one of Tobi using the chains with the chakra stuff on his hand in chapter 569 around page 10 can be added as well.
  • Threw a gallery down the bottom since I'm guessing the Outer path might be used a bit more and the slideshow function in the infobox will become a hassle.--Cerez365Hyūga Symbol(talk) 13:59, June 2, 2012 (UTC)


Chakra Chains and Statue guy

  • What evidence is here to say for sure that the chains are Outer Path power ?
  • I'm for to add the Gedo Mazo guy as a power of Outer Path

Any ideas, opinions ?--Elveonora (talk) 15:27, June 2, 2012 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure Tobi said something about the chains. Let me look for it in the manga and I will link it. That's super great. Joshbl56 15:48, June 2, 2012 (UTC)
Ok then, here is the link where they are mentioned (by the Four Tails, sorry). I'm going to put that in a reference for the Chakra Chains. Joshbl56 15:58, June 2, 2012 (UTC)

Is that the most correct translation ? --Elveonora (talk) 16:10, June 2, 2012 (UTC)

The Six Paths?

According to this article, the Outer Path allows the user to create and control the Six Paths of Pain? Does that mean the Six Paths of Pain can only be used by a Rinnegan user? So someone who has chakra transmitters jammed into their bodies and some corpses they can't do the technique unless they got the Rinnegan? This kind of reminds me of Animal Path, it's unique, but at the same time it's not because it can be done by other people if they have the tools needed. (Contract for summoning, chakra rods for Six Paths of Pain?) 173.63.93.233 (talk) 22:40, July 31, 2012 (UTC) BobBob

Naruto pierced himself with a chakra rod, I don't remember him getting control over Nagato, so obviously pointless to ask--Elveonora (talk) 23:11, July 31, 2012 (UTC)

The Six Paths of Pain doesn't exactly feel "special" enough to be said it's a technique only accessed by the Outer Path.

http://www.mangapanda.com/93-430-8/naruto/chapter-425.html http://naruto.wikia.com/wiki/Mind_Body_Disturbance_Technique http://naruto.wikia.com/wiki/Dead_Soul_Technique

Ino says the technique is similar to the Yamanaka clan jutsu. Kabuto's Dead Soul jutsu also lets him control dead bodies, albeit temporarily and with no chakra receivers. 173.63.93.233 (talk) 14:10, August 12, 2012 (UTC) BobBob

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