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(Usage: Noticable distinction. When TenTailsObito tore through Tobirama and Hashirama, Tobirama healed. When Obtio blew up Minato's arm, then it didn't.)
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{{Infobox/Jutsu
 
{{Infobox/Jutsu
|image=Ten Tails Disks.png:200px
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|image=Madara Jinchuriki.png
|unnamed jutsu=Yes
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|kanji=求道玉
|jutsu classification=Tailed Beast Skill
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|unnamed jutsu=No
|jutsu type=Yin–Yang Release
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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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|parent jutsu=Six Paths Sage Technique
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|jutsu classification=Tailed Beast Skill, Senjutsu
 
|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=Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki, Madara Uchiha, Naruto Uzumaki, Obito Uchiha, Shinju
 
|debut manga=638
 
|debut manga=638
 
|debut shippuden=Yes
 
|debut shippuden=Yes
 
|jutsu media=Manga
 
|jutsu media=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 black, malleable chakra that are comprised of at least four different [[Nature Transformation|nature transformations]],<ref name="chpt639">''Naruto'' chapter 639, pages 7-8</ref> as well as [[natural energy]],<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 666, page 6</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 673, page 13</ref> and with complete mastery are capable of [[Yin-Yang Release|negating]] [[ninjutsu]].
   
 
== 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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The Truth-Seeking Balls are highly versatile and can be used for offensive, defensive and supplementary purposes. By applying [[shape transformation]], the user can alter the balls into various weapons. This can be done by having the balls pierce through holes that temporarily form in the user's hands,<ref name="chpt639"/> though they can also be shaped through other means.<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 their size, a lethal attack which can damage the user's own body.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 640, pages 5-8</ref>
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According to [[Hiruzen Sarutobi]], the technique acts on a similar basis to [[Dust Release]], but on a greater level in terms of shape transformation, allowing it to constantly be used for either offensive or defensive purposes. Hiruzen also noted that, since the substance is likely a combination of at least four nature transformations, it is beyond both [[kekkei genkai]] and [[kekkei tōta]].<ref name="chpt639"/> When Obito took control of the [[Ten-Tails]]' power, [[Tobirama Senju]] stated that this technique could make use of [[Yin–Yang Release]], which allows it to nullify all [[ninjutsu]]. He continued to state that if the technique were to strike a [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnated]] individual, the damage they receive would not recover and they could die as it neutralises their immortality.<ref name="ch642">''Naruto'' chapter 642</ref> However, to nullify ninjutsu, the user seemingly requires a certain amount of focus, as Obito's Truth-Seeking Balls did not nullify ninjutsu prior to him gaining control over the Ten-Tails' power.<ref name="chpt639"/>
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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> while Naruto used the balls as [[Tailed Beast Ball]]s to create massive explosions.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 676, pages 13-14</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 677, pages 5-7</ref> The balls can also be used to create the [[Sword of Nunoboko]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 651</ref> The black substance is highly durable, only taking damage from powerful techniques such as the [[Evening Elephant]] and a senjutsu-enhanced Tailed Beast Ball.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 669, pages 15-16</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 649, pages 4-5</ref>
   
 
=== Shape Variants ===
 
=== Shape Variants ===
 
This technique can be manipulated into a variety of shapes for various purposes.
 
This technique can be manipulated into a variety of shapes for various purposes.
   
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<gallery widths="200" heights="200" orientation="none" captionalign="center" position="center" columns="3">
 
Ten-Tails Chakra Technique.png|Defensive variant.
 
Ten-Tails Chakra Technique.png|Defensive variant.
Ten-Tails chakra orbs.png|Normal and blade variants.
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Ten-Tails chakra orbs.png|Blade variant.
 
Obito overwhelms Saru.png|Lance variant.
 
Obito overwhelms Saru.png|Lance variant.
Obito's new form.png|The [[wikipedia:Khakkhara|shakujō]] variation.
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Obito's new form.png|[[wikipedia:Khakkhara|Shakujō]] variant.
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Obito Chakra Reciever.png|[[Chakra receiver]] variant.
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Obito stops Sasuke and Naruto.png|Arm variant.
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Nunoboko.png|Sword of Nunoboko.
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Obito on the defensive.png|Sword and shield together.
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Naruto New Jinchuriki Mode.png|Staff 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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According to [[Minato Namikaze]], the user can only control the chakra within 70 metres of their location. He also noted that the chakra simply exists, and can't be deactivated.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 669, pages 6-7</ref> Hiruzen noted that there is likely a limit to the amount of time that the balls can take on another form.<ref name="chpt639"/> After seeing the effects of [[Gamakichi]]'s [[natural energy]]-imbued [[Starch Syrup Gun|technique]] on Obito, Naruto and Tobirama discovered that the balls were incapable of negating senjutsu. 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"/>
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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> It also appears that creating additional Truth-Seeking Balls either can't be done or is very difficult, as both Madara and Naruto never replaced the balls they lost, and any [[Clone Techniques|clones]] produced by the user will not have their own Truth-Seeking Balls.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 675, 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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* 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 each wielded one half of Hagoromo's complete shakujō.
   
 
== References ==
 
== References ==

Latest revision as of 02:23, June 18, 2014

Truth-Seeking Ball

Madara Jinchuriki
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
Appears in Manga only
Data
Classification Tailed Beast Skill, Senjutsu
Class Offensive, Defensive, Supplementary
Range All ranges
Other jutsu
Parent jutsu
Derived jutsu
Users

Truth-Seeking Balls are spheres of black, malleable chakra that are comprised of at least four different nature transformations,[1] as well as natural energy,[2][3] and with complete mastery are capable of negating ninjutsu.

Usage Edit

The Truth-Seeking Balls are highly versatile and can be used for offensive, defensive and supplementary purposes. By applying shape transformation, the user can alter the balls into various weapons. This can be done by having the balls pierce through holes that temporarily form in the user's hands,[1] though they can also be shaped through other means.[4] The balls can wrap around the user to act as a defensive shield,[5] or be launched to serve as high-speed projectiles.[6] They are also capable of causing massive explosions by rapidly expanding their size, a lethal attack which can damage the user's own body.[7]

According to Hiruzen Sarutobi, the technique acts on a similar basis to Dust Release, but on a greater level in terms of shape transformation, allowing it to constantly be used for either offensive or defensive purposes. Hiruzen also noted that, since the substance is likely a combination of at least four nature transformations, it is beyond both kekkei genkai and kekkei tōta.[1] When Obito took control of the Ten-Tails' power, Tobirama Senju stated that this technique could make use of Yin–Yang Release, which allows it to nullify all ninjutsu. He continued to state that if the technique were to strike a reincarnated individual, the damage they receive would not recover and they could die as it neutralises their immortality.[8] However, to nullify ninjutsu, the user seemingly requires a certain amount of focus, as Obito's Truth-Seeking Balls did not nullify ninjutsu prior to him gaining control over the Ten-Tails' power.[1]

Obito used the black substance as chakra receivers, shooting them in six directions to perform the Six Red Yang Formation,[9] while Naruto used the balls as Tailed Beast Balls to create massive explosions.[10][11] The balls can also be used to create the Sword of Nunoboko.[12] The black substance is highly durable, only taking damage from powerful techniques such as the Evening Elephant and a senjutsu-enhanced Tailed Beast Ball.[13][14]

Shape Variants Edit

This technique can be manipulated into a variety of shapes for various purposes.

Drawbacks Edit

According to Minato Namikaze, the user can only control the chakra within 70 metres of their location. He also noted that the chakra simply exists, and can't be deactivated.[15] Hiruzen noted that there is likely a limit to the amount of time that the balls can take on another form.[1] After seeing the effects of Gamakichi's natural energy-imbued technique on Obito, Naruto and Tobirama discovered that the balls were incapable of negating senjutsu. It was also shown that when the transformed balls come in direct contact with natural energy-based techniques, their form becomes disrupted.[8]

Similar to the chakra receivers, the balls will disintegrate if the user's chakra disappears.[16] It also appears that creating additional Truth-Seeking Balls either can't be done or is very difficult, as both Madara and Naruto never replaced the balls they lost, and any clones produced by the user will not have their own Truth-Seeking Balls.[17]

Trivia Edit

  • 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 each wielded one half of Hagoromo's complete shakujō.

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Naruto chapter 639, pages 7-8
  2. Naruto chapter 666, page 6
  3. Naruto chapter 673, page 13
  4. Naruto chapter 673, page 1
  5. Naruto chapter 643, page 12
  6. Naruto chapter 666, page 5
  7. Naruto chapter 640, pages 5-8
  8. 8.0 8.1 Naruto chapter 642
  9. Naruto chapter 643
  10. Naruto chapter 676, pages 13-14
  11. Naruto chapter 677, pages 5-7
  12. Naruto chapter 651
  13. Naruto chapter 669, pages 15-16
  14. Naruto chapter 649, pages 4-5
  15. Naruto chapter 669, pages 6-7
  16. Naruto chapter 680, pages 10-11
  17. Naruto chapter 675, pages 10-11

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