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{{Infobox/Jutsu
|image=Ten Tails Disks.png:200px
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|ref=<ref name="d4">Fourth Databook, page 249</ref>
|unnamed jutsu=Yes
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|image=Obito Second Transformation.png
|jutsu classification=Tailed Beast Skill
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|kanji=求道玉
|jutsu type=Yin–Yang Release
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|unnamed jutsu=No
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|romaji=Gudōdama
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|literal english=Truth-Seeking Ball
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|viz manga=Truthseeker Orb
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|other names={{translation|Black Weapons|黒い武器|Kuroi Buki}}
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|related jutsu=Six Paths Sage Technique
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|jutsu classification=Ninjutsu
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|jutsu type=Fire Release, Wind Release, Lightning Release, Earth Release, Water Release, Yin–Yang Release
 
|jutsu class type=Offensive, Defensive, Supplementary
 
|jutsu class type=Offensive, Defensive, Supplementary
 
|jutsu range=Short, Mid, Long
 
|jutsu range=Short, Mid, Long
|users=Obito Uchiha
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|users=Ten-Tails, Kaguya Ōtsutsuki~manga, Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki~manga, Obito Uchiha, Madara Uchiha~manga, Naruto Uzumaki~manga
 
|debut manga=638
 
|debut manga=638
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|debut anime=378
 
|debut shippuden=Yes
 
|debut shippuden=Yes
|jutsu media=Manga
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|jutsu media=Anime, Manga
 
}}
 
}}
Upon becoming the [[Ten-Tails]]' [[jinchūriki]], [[Obito Uchiha]] was able to use a unique form of [[Yin–Yang Release]],<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 642, pages 4-5</ref> which generate a malleable, black substance from his body.
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'''Truth-Seeking Balls''' are spheres of malleable black [[chakra]]. Originating from the power of the [[Sage of the Six Paths]], they are composed of all five basic [[Nature Transformation|nature transformations]], [[Yin-Yang Release]],<ref name="chpt689">''Naruto'' chapter 689, page 7</ref> and [[Chakra#Six Paths Chakra|Six Paths Sage Chakra]] {{translation||六道の仙人チャクラ|Rikudō no Sennin Chakura}}.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 674, pages 9-10</ref> They are capable of negating all forms of [[ninjutsu]].<ref name="ch642">''Naruto'' chapter 642</ref>
   
 
== Usage ==
 
== Usage ==
This substance is highly versatile and can be used for offensive, defensive and supplementary purposes. Obito can have them pierce through the holes in his palms to become blades, wrap around him to act as a defensive shield, extend them to hit the enemy, destroying whatever it touches. This can also be formed into more sophisticated weapons such as a [[shakujō]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 640, page 12</ref> According to [[Hiruzen Sarutobi]] during his analysis of this ability, the technique acts on a similar basis to [[Dust Release]], but on a greater level in terms of [[shape transformation]], allowing it to be constantly used for either offensive or defensive purposes.<ref name="chpt639">''Naruto'' chapter 639, pages 7-9</ref> Hiruzen also notes that it is beyond both [[kekkei genkai]] and [[kekkei tōta]], comprising at least four different nature transformations.<ref name="chpt639"/> When Obito took control of the Ten-Tails' power, [[Tobirama Senju]] states this technique could be based on the [[Yin–Yang Release]], which allows it to nullify all [[ninjutsu]]. He continues to state that if the technique were to strike a [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnated individual]], their damages would not recover and they could die regardless of their immortality.<ref name="ch642">''Naruto'' chapter 642</ref>
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By utilizing "the power of the universe," the Truth-Seeking Balls can be [[shape transformation|shaped]] into a variety of forms, allowing them the flexibility to be used for offensive, defensive, and supplementary purposes. [[Obito Uchiha]] shaped the balls by having them pierce through holes that temporarily formed in his hands,<ref name="chpt639">''Naruto'' chapter 639, pages 7-8</ref> whereas other users forego this process and simply mould them.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 673, page 1</ref> The balls can wrap around the user to act as a defensive shield,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 643, page 12</ref> or be launched to serve as high-speed projectiles.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 666, page 5</ref> They are also capable of causing massive explosions by rapidly expanding in size.<ref name="ch640">''Naruto'' chapter 640, pages 5-8</ref>
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According to [[Minato Namikaze]], the balls are a type of technique that is always on standby, rather than activating from nothing.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 669, page 6</ref> [[Hiruzen Sarutobi]] stated that this technique uses attacks that instantly turn their target to dust, similar to [[Dust Release]], but the technique's fluid nature allows it to serve both offensive and defensive purposes, and it can be maintained. Hiruzen also noted that, since the substance is a combination of more than three nature transformations, it is neither a [[kekkei genkai]] nor [[kekkei tōta]], but greater than both.<ref name="chpt639"/> [[Tobirama Senju]] analysed that this technique can utilise Yin–Yang Release to nullify all ninjutsu the balls touch. As a result, any damage done by this technique to a [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnated]] individual who can usually regenerate infinitely cannot be repaired, and said individual could die.<ref name="ch642"/> However, Obito's Truth-Seeking Balls did not nullify ninjutsu prior to him gaining [[Tailed Beast Control|control]] over the [[Ten-Tails]]' power.<ref name="chpt639"/> In the anime, the balls have also shown an ability to heal the user from damage.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 380</ref>
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The black substance that comprises the balls is highly durable, only taking damage from powerful techniques such as the [[Evening Elephant]] and a [[Tailed Beast Ball#Senjutsu Influence|senjutsu-enhanced Tailed Beast Ball]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 669, pages 15-16</ref> Obito used the black substance as [[chakra receiver]]s, shooting them in six directions to perform the [[Six Red Yang Formation]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 643</ref> The balls can also be used to create the legendary [[Sword of Nunoboko]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 651</ref> <ref>''Naruto'' chapter 649, pages 4-5</ref> When [[Kaguya]] summoned an enormous Truth-Seeking Ball, [[Black Zetsu]] referred to it as the start of a new [[Kaguya's Dimensions|dimension]].<ref name="chpt689"/>
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=== Shape Variants ===
 
=== Shape Variants ===
This technique can be manipulated into a variety of shapes for various purposes.
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The balls can be manipulated into a variety of shapes for different purposes.
   
<gallery widths="250" heights="250" orientation="none" captionalign="center">
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<gallery widths="200" heights="200" orientation="none" captionalign="center" position="center" columns="3">
Ten-Tails Chakra Technique.png|Defensive variant.
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Gudōdama 1.png|Defensive variant.
Ten-Tails chakra orbs.png|Normal and blade variants.
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Gudōdama 3.png|Blade variant.
Obito overwhelms Saru.png|Lance variant.
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Gudōdama 2.png|Lance variant.
Obito's new form.png|The [[wikipedia:Khakkhara|shakujō]] variation.
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Gudodama ball variant.png|Bomb variant.
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Madara Jinchuriki.png|[[wikipedia:Khakkhara|Shakujō]] variant.
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Obito generates Receiver.png|[[Chakra receiver]] variant.
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Obito stops Naruto and Sasuke.png|Arm variant.
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Obito on defensive.png|[[Sword of Nunoboko]] and shield variant.
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Naruto New Jinchuriki Mode.png|Six Paths Rod variant.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
 
== Drawbacks ==
 
== Drawbacks ==
According to Hiruzen, there is a limit to the duration of shape transformations that can be performed.
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The user can only control the balls within 70 metres of their location, allowing opponents to separate them from the user by [[Space–Time Ninjutsu|transporting]] them elsewhere.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 669, pages 7, 14-15</ref> Hiruzen noted that there is likely a limit to the amount of time that the balls can take on another shape.<ref name="chpt639"/> After seeing the effects of [[Gamakichi]]'s [[natural energy]]-imbued [[Starch Syrup Gun|technique]] on Obito, Naruto and [[Tobirama Senju]] discovered that the balls are incapable of negating [[senjutsu]]. This was further proven when Naruto managed to land a hit on Obito while in [[Sage Mode]]. It was also shown that when the transformed balls come in direct contact with natural energy-based techniques, their form becomes disrupted.<ref name="ch642"/> Additionally, the rapid expansion of the balls is capable of damaging the user's own body if they are not protected by other balls.<ref name="ch640"/>
   
After seeing the effects of [[Gamakichi]]'s [[Starch Syrup Gun|natural energy]]-imbued technique on Obito, [[Naruto Uzumaki]] and Tobirama discovered that the chakra weapons were incapable of negating senjutsu. It was also shown that when the chakra weapons came in direct with natural energy-based technique, their form becomes disrupted.<ref name="ch642" />
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Similar to the [[chakra receiver]]s, the balls will disintegrate if the user's chakra disappears.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 680, pages 10-11</ref> Any [[Clone Techniques|clones]] produced by the user will not have their own Truth-Seeking Balls.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 675, pages 10-11</ref> The clones can, however, have the balls passed on to them.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 686, pages 10-11</ref>
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== Trivia ==
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* The term {{translation|Truth-Seeker|求道|Kyūdō; Gudō}} comes from [[wikipedia:Mahayana|Mahāyāna Buddhism]]. The Kanji 求 means ''to wish for'', while the {{translation|Way|道|Dō}} in Mahāyāna doctrine is to find the ultimate truth within one's own mind.
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* When a [[jinchūriki]] of the Ten-Tails gains control over the beast, the shakujō variant seems to instinctively form in their hand. [[Obito]] and [[Madara Uchiha]] each wielded one half of [[Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki]]'s complete shakujō.
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* In the original publication of [[I Love You|chapter 689]], [[Black Zetsu]] lists [[Wood]] as one of the component natures of Kaguya's Truth-Seeking Ball, rather than [[Water]].<ref name="chpt689"/> [[Masashi Kishimoto]] confirmed this was an error in Issue #41 of ''Weekly Shōnen Jump'', and stated that it would be corrected in the tankōbon release of the chapter.<ref>Weekly Shōnen Jump Issue 41 Author Comments</ref>
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* Despite being a technique used by those who awakened the Six Paths Sage Technique, it is not categorised as senjutsu in the fourth databook.<ref name="d4"/>
   
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
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Latest revision as of 20:46, November 15, 2014

Truth-Seeking Ball[1]

Obito Second Transformation
Name
Kanji 求道玉
Rōmaji Gudōdama
Literal English Truth-Seeking Ball
Viz manga Truthseeker Orb
Other Black Weapons (黒い武器, Kuroi Buki)
Debut
Manga Chapter #638
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #378
Appears in Anime and Manga
Data
Classification Ninjutsu
Type
Class Offensive, Defensive, Supplementary
Range All ranges
Other jutsu
Derived jutsu

Related jutsu

Six Paths Sage Technique

Users

Truth-Seeking Balls are spheres of malleable black chakra. Originating from the power of the Sage of the Six Paths, they are composed of all five basic nature transformations, Yin-Yang Release,[2] and Six Paths Sage Chakra (六道の仙人チャクラ, Rikudō no Sennin Chakura).[3] They are capable of negating all forms of ninjutsu.[4]

Usage Edit

By utilizing "the power of the universe," the Truth-Seeking Balls can be shaped into a variety of forms, allowing them the flexibility to be used for offensive, defensive, and supplementary purposes. Obito Uchiha shaped the balls by having them pierce through holes that temporarily formed in his hands,[5] whereas other users forego this process and simply mould them.[6] The balls can wrap around the user to act as a defensive shield,[7] or be launched to serve as high-speed projectiles.[8] They are also capable of causing massive explosions by rapidly expanding in size.[9]

According to Minato Namikaze, the balls are a type of technique that is always on standby, rather than activating from nothing.[10] Hiruzen Sarutobi stated that this technique uses attacks that instantly turn their target to dust, similar to Dust Release, but the technique's fluid nature allows it to serve both offensive and defensive purposes, and it can be maintained. Hiruzen also noted that, since the substance is a combination of more than three nature transformations, it is neither a kekkei genkai nor kekkei tōta, but greater than both.[5] Tobirama Senju analysed that this technique can utilise Yin–Yang Release to nullify all ninjutsu the balls touch. As a result, any damage done by this technique to a reincarnated individual who can usually regenerate infinitely cannot be repaired, and said individual could die.[4] However, Obito's Truth-Seeking Balls did not nullify ninjutsu prior to him gaining control over the Ten-Tails' power.[5] In the anime, the balls have also shown an ability to heal the user from damage.[11]

The black substance that comprises the balls is highly durable, only taking damage from powerful techniques such as the Evening Elephant and a senjutsu-enhanced Tailed Beast Ball.[12] Obito used the black substance as chakra receivers, shooting them in six directions to perform the Six Red Yang Formation.[13] The balls can also be used to create the legendary Sword of Nunoboko.[14] [15] When Kaguya summoned an enormous Truth-Seeking Ball, Black Zetsu referred to it as the start of a new dimension.[2]

Shape Variants Edit

The balls can be manipulated into a variety of shapes for different purposes.

Drawbacks Edit

The user can only control the balls within 70 metres of their location, allowing opponents to separate them from the user by transporting them elsewhere.[16] Hiruzen noted that there is likely a limit to the amount of time that the balls can take on another shape.[5] After seeing the effects of Gamakichi's natural energy-imbued technique on Obito, Naruto and Tobirama Senju discovered that the balls are incapable of negating senjutsu. This was further proven when Naruto managed to land a hit on Obito while in Sage Mode. It was also shown that when the transformed balls come in direct contact with natural energy-based techniques, their form becomes disrupted.[4] Additionally, the rapid expansion of the balls is capable of damaging the user's own body if they are not protected by other balls.[9]

Similar to the chakra receivers, the balls will disintegrate if the user's chakra disappears.[17] Any clones produced by the user will not have their own Truth-Seeking Balls.[18] The clones can, however, have the balls passed on to them.[19]

Trivia Edit

  • The term Truth-Seeker (求道, Kyūdō; Gudō) comes from Mahāyāna Buddhism. The Kanji 求 means to wish for, while the Way (道, ) in Mahāyāna doctrine is to find the ultimate truth within one's own mind.
  • When a jinchūriki of the Ten-Tails gains control over the beast, the shakujō variant seems to instinctively form in their hand. Obito and Madara Uchiha each wielded one half of Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki's complete shakujō.
  • In the original publication of chapter 689, Black Zetsu lists Wood as one of the component natures of Kaguya's Truth-Seeking Ball, rather than Water.[2] Masashi Kishimoto confirmed this was an error in Issue #41 of Weekly Shōnen Jump, and stated that it would be corrected in the tankōbon release of the chapter.[20]
  • Despite being a technique used by those who awakened the Six Paths Sage Technique, it is not categorised as senjutsu in the fourth databook.[1]

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Fourth Databook, page 249
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Naruto chapter 689, page 7
  3. Naruto chapter 674, pages 9-10
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Naruto chapter 642
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Naruto chapter 639, pages 7-8
  6. Naruto chapter 673, page 1
  7. Naruto chapter 643, page 12
  8. Naruto chapter 666, page 5
  9. 9.0 9.1 Naruto chapter 640, pages 5-8
  10. Naruto chapter 669, page 6
  11. Naruto: Shippūden episode 380
  12. Naruto chapter 669, pages 15-16
  13. Naruto chapter 643
  14. Naruto chapter 651
  15. Naruto chapter 649, pages 4-5
  16. Naruto chapter 669, pages 7, 14-15
  17. Naruto chapter 680, pages 10-11
  18. Naruto chapter 675, pages 10-11
  19. Naruto chapter 686, pages 10-11
  20. Weekly Shōnen Jump Issue 41 Author Comments

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