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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}}, {{translation|Chakra Rosary|チャクラの数珠|Chakura no Juzu}}
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|parent jutsu=Expansive Truth-Seeking Ball
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|related jutsu=Six Paths Senjutsu, Tenseigan Chakra Mode
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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=Asura Ōtsutsuki, Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki, Hamura Ōtsutsuki, Obito Uchiha, Madara Uchiha, Naruto Uzumaki~manga, Ten-Tails, Toneri Ōtsutsuki~movie canon
 
|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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|game debut=Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
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|movie debut=The Last: Naruto the Movie
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|jutsu media=Anime, Manga, Game, Movie
 
}}
 
}}
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]] composed of all five [[nature transformation]]s and [[Yin–Yang Release]].<ref name="d4"/><ref name="chpt689">Chapter 689, page 5</ref> Each is about the size of a fist and hides within the power to completely obliterate a forest.<ref name="d4"/>
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== Acquisition ==
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There are multiple ways to acquire the Truth-Seeking Balls. Those who awaken the [[Six Paths Senjutsu]] automatically gain nine orbs that float in a circular formation behind the user's back. Those who use the [[Six Paths Ten-Tails Coffin Seal]] to seal the [[Ten-Tails]] in themselves gain the same number of orbs and additionally a shakujō, which can be transformed back into an orb if the need arises. As with the Six Paths Senjutsu, the orbs float behind the user's back in a circular formation. In Hagoromo's case, who was mostly seen levitating, the orbs were floating in a circle below him, while his shakujō hovered behind his back. Obito only had two orbs at first, but got all nine as well as the shakujō when he gained control over the [[Ten-Tails]]. The fourth databook also states that the black orbs that accompany those who use the Six Paths Ten-Tails Coffin Seal are similar to [[Tailed Beast Ball]]s.
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Hamura had nine orbs that floated in a sigmoidal formation behind his back, how he gained them is unknown. Toneri, a descendant of Hamura, gained access to nine Truth-Seeking Balls upon activating his [[Tenseigan Chakra Mode]]. Obito Uchiha was able to create a makeshift Truth-Seeking Ball out of [[Black Zetsu]]'s black mass and shape it into a shakujō.<ref name="ch665">Chapter 665</ref> Additionally, he absorbed some of Madara's senjutsu chakra and applied it to the staff, making it invulnerable to Madara's own Truth-Seeking Balls.<ref name="ch666">Chapter 666</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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Functioning as a type of technique that is always on standby, rather than activating from nothing,<ref>Chapter 669, page 6</ref> each of the orbs created by it can be individually manipulated at will.<ref name="d4"/> By utilising the power of {{translation|''all of creation''|森羅万象|Shinra Banshō|lit meaning=All-Covering Forests and Ten Thousand Things}}, the balls can be [[Shape Transformation|shaped]] into a variety of forms, and the many natures comprising them can be combined to produce various effects.<ref name="d4"/> Obito shaped the balls by having them pierce through holes that temporarily formed in his hands,<ref name="chpt639">Chapter 639, pages 7-8</ref> whereas other users forego this process.<ref>Chapter 673, page 1</ref> They are able to serve a variety of functions, such as forming shields,<ref>Chapter 643, page 12</ref> launching as high-speed projectiles,<ref>Chapter 666, page 5</ref> and rapidly expanding to produce massive explosions.<ref name="ch640">Chapter 640, pages 5-8</ref> As the chakra comprising them is highly durable, the balls can serve as an effective defence, only taking damage from extremely powerful techniques.<ref>Chapter 669, pages 15-16</ref> The black chakra can also seemingly be converted into [[chakra receiver]]s to activate [[Six Red Yang Formation|other techniques]],<ref>Chapter 643, pages 9-11</ref> as well as used to create the legendary [[Sword of Nunoboko]].<ref>Chapter 651, pages 4-5</ref>
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The Truth-Seeking Balls are capable of using attacks that instantly turn their target to dust, prompting [[Hiruzen Sarutobi]] to compare them to [[Dust Release]], though he noted that their fluid nature allows them to serve both offensive and defensive purposes, and they can be maintained.<ref name="chpt639"/> The balls can utilise [[Yin–Yang Release]] to nullify any ninjutsu they come in contact with; as a result, any damage done to a [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnated]] individual — who can usually regenerate infinitely — cannot be repaired, and said individual can die.<ref name="ch642">Chapter 642</ref> However, this nullification effect does not appear to be automatic, as Obito's Truth-Seeking Balls did not display it prior to him gaining [[Tailed Beast Control|control]] over the Ten-Tails' power.<ref name="chpt639"/> The balls can also quickly heal the user through contact,<ref>Chapter 643, page 3</ref> glowing red while doing so in the anime.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 380</ref> Naruto's Truth-Seeking Balls are able to utilise his {{translation|[[Chakra#Six Paths Chakra|Six Paths Sage Chakra]]|六道の仙人チャクラ|Rikudō no Sennin Chakura}} to effectively damage shadows in the invisible world of [[Limbo: Border Jail|Limbo]].<ref>Chapter 674, pages 9-10</ref>
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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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Although the Truth-Seeking Balls are usually orbs, their form can be freely changed into what the user desires. They can grab enemies far away in the form of hands, or be thrown in the form of weapons. Because the high-density chakra is in a condensed state, it can be pulled and stretched into a smooth and flat consistency, as well as freely manipulated into any other shape.<ref name="d4"/>
   
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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|A Truth-Seeking Ball preparing to expand.
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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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Madara Jinchuriki anime.png|[[wikipedia:Khakkhara|Shakujō]] variant.
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Rikudō Sennin Mōdo.png|{{translation|Six Paths Rod|六道の棒|Rikudō no Bō}} variant.
 
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== 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 starts with a set amount of balls and can only control them within 70 metres of their location, allowing opponents to separate them from the user by [[Space–Time Ninjutsu|transporting]] them elsewhere.<ref>Chapter 669, pages 7, 14-15</ref> If they are somehow destroyed or otherwise not retrieved by the user, they appear to be permanently lost, as no user has demonstrated the ability to replace them. Similarly, any [[Clone Techniques|clones]] produced by the user will not have their own Truth-Seeking Balls,<ref>Chapter 675, pages 10-11</ref> though it is possible for the user to pass them over to a clone.<ref>Chapter 686, pages 10-11</ref> Hiruzen suspected that there is a time limit for how long the balls can undergo each shape transformation.<ref name="chpt639"/> When the Truth-Seeking Balls expand, they are capable of damaging the user's own body provided they are not protected by other balls.<ref name="ch640"/> Additionally, the balls are incapable of negating [[senjutsu]], and their form becomes disrupted upon coming into contact with senjutsu chakra.<ref name="ch642"/> In the event that the user is killed or their chakra otherwise disappears, the balls will disintegrate in the same manner as the chakra receivers.<ref>Chapter 680, pages 10-11</ref>
   
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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== 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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* Suspecting this technique to be a combination of at least four nature transformations, Hiruzen concluded that it is beyond both [[kekkei genkai]] and [[kekkei tōta]].<ref name="chpt639"/> This was later confirmed by the [[Jin no Sho|fourth databook]].<ref name="d4"/>
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* In ''[[Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4]]'', the Truth-Seeking Balls give off a purple glow.
   
 
== References ==
 
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Latest revision as of 15:14, July 30, 2015

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), Chakra Rosary (チャクラの数珠, Chakura no Juzu)
Debut
Manga Chapter #638
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #378
Movie The Last: Naruto the Movie
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game, Movie
Data
Classification Ninjutsu
Nature
Class Offensive, Defensive, Supplementary
Range All ranges
Other jutsu
Parent jutsu
Derived jutsu
Six Red Yang Formation

Related jutsu
Six Paths Senjutsu, Tenseigan Chakra Mode
Users

Truth-Seeking Balls are spheres of malleable black chakra composed of all five nature transformations and Yin–Yang Release.[1][2] Each is about the size of a fist and hides within the power to completely obliterate a forest.[1]

Acquisition Edit

There are multiple ways to acquire the Truth-Seeking Balls. Those who awaken the Six Paths Senjutsu automatically gain nine orbs that float in a circular formation behind the user's back. Those who use the Six Paths Ten-Tails Coffin Seal to seal the Ten-Tails in themselves gain the same number of orbs and additionally a shakujō, which can be transformed back into an orb if the need arises. As with the Six Paths Senjutsu, the orbs float behind the user's back in a circular formation. In Hagoromo's case, who was mostly seen levitating, the orbs were floating in a circle below him, while his shakujō hovered behind his back. Obito only had two orbs at first, but got all nine as well as the shakujō when he gained control over the Ten-Tails. The fourth databook also states that the black orbs that accompany those who use the Six Paths Ten-Tails Coffin Seal are similar to Tailed Beast Balls.

Hamura had nine orbs that floated in a sigmoidal formation behind his back, how he gained them is unknown. Toneri, a descendant of Hamura, gained access to nine Truth-Seeking Balls upon activating his Tenseigan Chakra Mode. Obito Uchiha was able to create a makeshift Truth-Seeking Ball out of Black Zetsu's black mass and shape it into a shakujō.[3] Additionally, he absorbed some of Madara's senjutsu chakra and applied it to the staff, making it invulnerable to Madara's own Truth-Seeking Balls.[4]

Usage Edit

Functioning as a type of technique that is always on standby, rather than activating from nothing,[5] each of the orbs created by it can be individually manipulated at will.[1] By utilising the power of all of creation (森羅万象, Shinra Banshō, Literally meaning: All-Covering Forests and Ten Thousand Things), the balls can be shaped into a variety of forms, and the many natures comprising them can be combined to produce various effects.[1] Obito shaped the balls by having them pierce through holes that temporarily formed in his hands,[6] whereas other users forego this process.[7] They are able to serve a variety of functions, such as forming shields,[8] launching as high-speed projectiles,[9] and rapidly expanding to produce massive explosions.[10] As the chakra comprising them is highly durable, the balls can serve as an effective defence, only taking damage from extremely powerful techniques.[11] The black chakra can also seemingly be converted into chakra receivers to activate other techniques,[12] as well as used to create the legendary Sword of Nunoboko.[13]

The Truth-Seeking Balls are capable of using attacks that instantly turn their target to dust, prompting Hiruzen Sarutobi to compare them to Dust Release, though he noted that their fluid nature allows them to serve both offensive and defensive purposes, and they can be maintained.[6] The balls can utilise Yin–Yang Release to nullify any ninjutsu they come in contact with; as a result, any damage done to a reincarnated individual — who can usually regenerate infinitely — cannot be repaired, and said individual can die.[14] However, this nullification effect does not appear to be automatic, as Obito's Truth-Seeking Balls did not display it prior to him gaining control over the Ten-Tails' power.[6] The balls can also quickly heal the user through contact,[15] glowing red while doing so in the anime.[16] Naruto's Truth-Seeking Balls are able to utilise his Six Paths Sage Chakra (六道の仙人チャクラ, Rikudō no Sennin Chakura) to effectively damage shadows in the invisible world of Limbo.[17]

Shape Variants Edit

Although the Truth-Seeking Balls are usually orbs, their form can be freely changed into what the user desires. They can grab enemies far away in the form of hands, or be thrown in the form of weapons. Because the high-density chakra is in a condensed state, it can be pulled and stretched into a smooth and flat consistency, as well as freely manipulated into any other shape.[1]

Drawbacks Edit

The user starts with a set amount of balls and can only control them within 70 metres of their location, allowing opponents to separate them from the user by transporting them elsewhere.[18] If they are somehow destroyed or otherwise not retrieved by the user, they appear to be permanently lost, as no user has demonstrated the ability to replace them. Similarly, any clones produced by the user will not have their own Truth-Seeking Balls,[19] though it is possible for the user to pass them over to a clone.[20] Hiruzen suspected that there is a time limit for how long the balls can undergo each shape transformation.[6] When the Truth-Seeking Balls expand, they are capable of damaging the user's own body provided they are not protected by other balls.[10] Additionally, the balls are incapable of negating senjutsu, and their form becomes disrupted upon coming into contact with senjutsu chakra.[14] In the event that the user is killed or their chakra otherwise disappears, the balls will disintegrate in the same manner as the chakra receivers.[21]

Trivia Edit

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Fourth Databook, page 249
  2. Chapter 689, page 5
  3. Chapter 665
  4. Chapter 666
  5. Chapter 669, page 6
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Chapter 639, pages 7-8
  7. Chapter 673, page 1
  8. Chapter 643, page 12
  9. Chapter 666, page 5
  10. 10.0 10.1 Chapter 640, pages 5-8
  11. Chapter 669, pages 15-16
  12. Chapter 643, pages 9-11
  13. Chapter 651, pages 4-5
  14. 14.0 14.1 Chapter 642
  15. Chapter 643, page 3
  16. Naruto: Shippūden episode 380
  17. Chapter 674, pages 9-10
  18. Chapter 669, pages 7, 14-15
  19. Chapter 675, pages 10-11
  20. Chapter 686, pages 10-11
  21. Chapter 680, pages 10-11

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