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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, 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]]s and [[Yin–Yang Release]],<ref name="d4"/><ref name="chpt689">Chapter 689, page 5</ref> capable of negating all forms of [[ninjutsu]].<ref name="ch642">Chapter 642</ref> Each is about the size of a fist and hides within the 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. It may also be used to grab opponents. This can also be formed into more sophisticated weapons such as a [[Wikipedia:Khakkhara|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> He could also use them as a substitute for [[Chakra Receiver]]s, shooting them in six directions for his [[Six Red Yang Formation]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 643</ref>
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Once formed, these balls generally float in a circular formation behind the user's back. They are a type of technique that is always on standby, rather than activating from nothing.<ref>Chapter 669, page 6</ref> At the user's will, 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 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 a shield,<ref>Chapter 643, page 12</ref> being launched as high-speed projectiles,<ref>Chapter 666, page 5</ref> and rapidly expanding in size to produce massive explosions.<ref name="ch640">Chapter 640, pages 5-8</ref> As the substance 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> or 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. Suspecting them to be a combination of at least four chakra natures, Hiruzen concluded this technique is neither a [[kekkei genkai]] nor [[kekkei tōta]], but something greater than both.<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"/> 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.
Obito Chakra Reciever.png|Chakra transmitter variant.
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Obito generates Receiver.png|[[Chakra receiver]] variant.
Obito stops Sasuke and Naruto.png|Chakra arms 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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</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 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 are permanently lost. 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 limit to the amount of time that the balls can take on a particular shape.<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 similarly incapacitated, 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" />
 
   
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
* Surprisingly, when Hiruzen and Tobirama got hit with this technique, they recovered from it, possibly because they were hit by the initial jinchūriki form Obito used.
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* The term {{translation|Truth-Seeker|求道|Kyūdō; Gudō}} comes from [[wikipedia:Mahayana|Mahāyāna Buddhism]]. The Kanji 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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* 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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* 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>
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* In ''[[Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4]]'', the Truth-Seeking Balls give off a purple glow.
   
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
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Latest revision as of 06:48, July 4, 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] capable of negating all forms of ninjutsu.[3] Each is about the size of a fist and hides within the power to completely obliterate a forest.[1]

Usage Edit

Once formed, these balls generally float in a circular formation behind the user's back. They are a type of technique that is always on standby, rather than activating from nothing.[4] At the user's will, they 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,[5] whereas other users forego this process.[6] They are able to serve a variety of functions, such as forming a shield,[7] being launched as high-speed projectiles,[8] and rapidly expanding in size to produce massive explosions.[9] As the substance comprising them is highly durable, the balls can serve as an effective defence, only taking damage from extremely powerful techniques.[10] The black chakra can also seemingly be converted into chakra receivers to activate other techniques,[11] or used to create the legendary Sword of Nunoboko.[12]

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. Suspecting them to be a combination of at least four chakra natures, Hiruzen concluded this technique is neither a kekkei genkai nor kekkei tōta, but something greater than both.[5] 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.[3] 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.[5] The balls can also quickly heal the user through contact,[13] glowing red while doing so in the anime.[14] 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.[15]

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.[16] If they are somehow destroyed, or otherwise not retrieved by the user, they are permanently lost. 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.[5] When the Truth-Seeking Balls expand, they are capable of damaging the user's own body provided they are not protected by other balls.[9] Additionally, the balls are incapable of negating senjutsu, and their form becomes disrupted upon coming into contact with senjutsu chakra.[3] In the event that the user is killed or similarly incapacitated, the balls will disintegrate in the same manner as the chakra 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.
  • 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.
  • Obito Uchiha was able to create a makeshift Truth-Seeking Ball out of Black Zetsu's black mass and shape it into a shakujō.[20] 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.[21]
  • In Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4, the Truth-Seeking Balls give off a purple glow.

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Fourth Databook, page 249
  2. Chapter 689, page 5
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Chapter 642
  4. Chapter 669, page 6
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Chapter 639, pages 7-8
  6. Chapter 673, page 1
  7. Chapter 643, page 12
  8. Chapter 666, page 5
  9. 9.0 9.1 Chapter 640, pages 5-8
  10. Chapter 669, pages 15-16
  11. Chapter 643, pages 9-11
  12. Chapter 651, pages 4-5
  13. Chapter 643, page 3
  14. Naruto: Shippūden episode 380
  15. Chapter 674, pages 9-10
  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. Chapter 665
  21. Chapter 666

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