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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=Ten-Tails, Kaguya Ōtsutsuki~manga, Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki~manga, Hamura Ōtsutsuki, Obito Uchiha, Madara Uchiha~manga, Naruto Uzumaki~manga, Toneri Ōtsutsuki~movie
 
|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
 
}}
 
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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|nature transformations]] and [[Yin–Yang Release]],<ref name="d4"/><ref name="chpt689">Chapter 689, page 5</ref> and are capable of negating all forms of [[ninjutsu]].<ref name="ch642">Chapter 642</ref> Each is about the size of a fist and hides within enough power to completely obliterate a forest.<ref name="d4"/>
   
 
== 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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Once formed, these balls generally float in a circular formation behind the user's back. By utilising the power of {{translation|''all of creation''|森羅万象|Shinra Banshō|lit meaning=All-Covering Forests and Ten Thousand Things}}, they 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 usually 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 and simply mould them.<ref>Chapter 673, page 1</ref> The balls can serve various offensive, defensive, and supplementary purposes, such as wrapping around the user to act as a shield,<ref>Chapter 643, page 12</ref> launching toward targets as high-speed projectiles,<ref>Chapter 666, page 5</ref> and causing massive explosions by rapidly expanding in size.<ref name="ch640">Chapter 640, pages 5-8</ref> The balls can also quickly heal severe injuries through contact,<ref>Chapter 643, page 3</ref> glowing red while doing so in the anime.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 380</ref>
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According to [[Minato Namikaze]], the balls are a type of technique that is always on standby, rather than one that activates from nothing.<ref>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, this nullification effect does not appear to be automatic, as 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"/> Naruto's Truth-Seeking Balls are able to utilise {{translation|[[Chakra#Six Paths Chakra|Six Paths Sage Chakra]]|六道の仙人チャクラ|Rikudō no Sennin Chakura}},<ref>Chapter 674, pages 9-10</ref> which could effectively damage Madara's [[Limbo: Border Jail|shadows]].
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The black chakra 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>Chapter 669, pages 15-16</ref> When Obito produced [[chakra receiver]]s to use the [[Six Red Yang Formation]], the ball behind his right hand emitted the same red chakra as the receivers and subsequently disappeared.<ref>Chapter 643, pages 9-11</ref> The balls can also be used to create the legendary [[Sword of Nunoboko]].<ref>Chapter 651, pages 4-5</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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The balls can be manipulated into a variety of shapes for different purposes.
   
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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 explode.
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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.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. If they are somehow destroyed or otherwise not retrieved by the user, they are permanently lost.<ref>Chapter 669, pages 7, 14-15</ref> 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>
   
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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Hiruzen suspected that there is a limit to the amount of time that the balls can take on a particular shape.<ref name="chpt639"/> When the balls explode, they are 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 [[natural energy]]-imbued [[Starch Syrup Gun|technique]] on Obito, Naruto and Tobirama discovered that the balls are incapable of negating [[senjutsu]]. It was also shown that when the transformed balls come in direct contact with senjutsu chakra, their form becomes disrupted.<ref name="ch642"/> In the event that the user's chakra disappears, the balls will disintegrate in the same manner as the black receivers.<ref>Chapter 680, 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 the Truth-Seeking Balls, 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 [[I Love You (volume)|tankōbon release]] of the chapter.<ref>Weekly Shōnen Jump Issue 41 Author Comments</ref>
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* Despite the [[Jin no Sho|fourth databook]] stating that the Truth-Seeking Balls appear when one awakens the Six Paths Senjutsu, said databook does not categorise this technique as senjutsu. Kaguya, Hamura and Toneri have all made use of this technique without possessing the Six Paths Senjutsu.
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** Similarly, despite the fourth databook reaffirming Hiruzen's statement that this technique is beyond both kekkei genkai and kekkei tōta, it is not categorised as [[kekkei mōra]].<ref name="d4"/>
   
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
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Latest revision as of 11:32, April 8, 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
Golden Wheel Reincarnation Explosion

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] and are capable of negating all forms of ninjutsu.[3] Each is about the size of a fist and hides within enough power to completely obliterate a forest.[1]

Usage Edit

Once formed, these balls generally float in a circular formation behind the user's back. By utilising the power of all of creation (森羅万象, Shinra Banshō, Literally meaning: All-Covering Forests and Ten Thousand Things), they can be shaped into a variety of forms, and the many natures comprising them can be combined to produce various effects.[1] Obito usually shaped the balls by having them pierce through holes that temporarily formed in his hands,[4] whereas other users forego this process and simply mould them.[5] The balls can serve various offensive, defensive, and supplementary purposes, such as wrapping around the user to act as a shield,[6] launching toward targets as high-speed projectiles,[7] and causing massive explosions by rapidly expanding in size.[8] The balls can also quickly heal severe injuries through contact,[9] glowing red while doing so in the anime.[10]

According to Minato Namikaze, the balls are a type of technique that is always on standby, rather than one that activates from nothing.[11] 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.[4] 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.[3] However, this nullification effect does not appear to be automatic, as Obito's Truth-Seeking Balls did not nullify ninjutsu prior to him gaining control over the Ten-Tails' power.[4] Naruto's Truth-Seeking Balls are able to utilise Six Paths Sage Chakra (六道の仙人チャクラ, Rikudō no Sennin Chakura),[12] which could effectively damage Madara's shadows.

The black chakra 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.[13] When Obito produced chakra receivers to use the Six Red Yang Formation, the ball behind his right hand emitted the same red chakra as the receivers and subsequently disappeared.[14] The balls can also be used to create the legendary Sword of Nunoboko.[15]

Shape Variants Edit

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

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. If they are somehow destroyed or otherwise not retrieved by the user, they are permanently lost.[16] Similarly, any clones produced by the user will not have their own Truth-Seeking Balls,[17] though it is possible for the user to pass them over to a clone.[18]

Hiruzen suspected that there is a limit to the amount of time that the balls can take on a particular shape.[4] When the balls explode, they are capable of damaging the user's own body if they are not protected by other balls.[8] After seeing the effects of Gamakichi's natural energy-imbued technique on Obito, Naruto and Tobirama discovered that the balls are incapable of negating senjutsu. It was also shown that when the transformed balls come in direct contact with senjutsu chakra, their form becomes disrupted.[3] In the event that the user's chakra disappears, the balls will disintegrate in the same manner as the black receivers.[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 (, ) 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 the Truth-Seeking Balls, 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 the fourth databook stating that the Truth-Seeking Balls appear when one awakens the Six Paths Senjutsu, said databook does not categorise this technique as senjutsu. Kaguya, Hamura and Toneri have all made use of this technique without possessing the Six Paths Senjutsu.
    • Similarly, despite the fourth databook reaffirming Hiruzen's statement that this technique is beyond both kekkei genkai and kekkei tōta, it is not categorised as kekkei mōra.[1]

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Fourth Databook, page 249
  2. 2.0 2.1 Chapter 689, page 5
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Chapter 642
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Chapter 639, pages 7-8
  5. Chapter 673, page 1
  6. Chapter 643, page 12
  7. Chapter 666, page 5
  8. 8.0 8.1 Chapter 640, pages 5-8
  9. Chapter 643, page 3
  10. Naruto: Shippūden episode 380
  11. Chapter 669, page 6
  12. Chapter 674, pages 9-10
  13. Chapter 669, pages 15-16
  14. Chapter 643, pages 9-11
  15. Chapter 651, pages 4-5
  16. Chapter 669, pages 7, 14-15
  17. Chapter 675, pages 10-11
  18. Chapter 686, pages 10-11
  19. Chapter 680, pages 10-11
  20. Weekly Shōnen Jump Issue 41 Author Comments

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