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[[File:Sharingan Triple.svg|thumb|A Sharingan with three tomoe.]]
 
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A {{Translation|'''[[Wikipedia:Tomoe|tomoe]]''' or '''tomoye''' (archaic)|巴}} is a Japanese abstract shape (i.e. a swirl) that resembles a comma or the usual form of magatama. Tomoe are usually seen in a design of three known as {{translation|''[[Wikipedia:Mitsudomoe|mitsudomoe]]''|三つ巴}}.
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A {{Translation|'''[[Wikipedia:Tomoe|tomoe]]''' or the archaic writing '''tomoye''' |巴}} is a Japanese abstract shape, usually used as a necklace, (i.e. a swirl) that resembles a comma or the usual form of magatama. Tomoe are usually seen in a design of three known as {{translation|''[[Wikipedia:Mitsudomoe|mitsudomoe]]''|三つ巴}}.
   
 
== Instances of Use ==
 
== Instances of Use ==
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=== Canon Uses ===
 
* They form the pattern of the [[Sharingan]].
 
* They form the pattern of the [[Sharingan]].
 
* They form the [[Cursed Seal of Heaven]].
 
* They form the [[Cursed Seal of Heaven]].
* They are a part of the [[Ten-Tails]]' eye design.
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* They are on [[Madara Uchiha]]'s [[gunbai]].
* The are on [[Madara Uchiha]]'s [[gunbai]].
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* The [[Three Giant Snakes]] have tomoe markings on their heads.
* The [[Three Giant Snakes|three giant snakes]] have tomoe markings on their heads.
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* [[Orochimaru]] himself wore blue tomoe-shaped earrings.
* Orochimaru himself wore blue tomoe-shaped earrings.
 
 
* The magatama earrings worn by Itachi's [[Susanoo]] are in the shape of tomoe.
 
* The magatama earrings worn by Itachi's [[Susanoo]] are in the shape of tomoe.
* The [[Yasaka Magatama]] technique used by [[Itachi]] and Madara's Susanoo is a giant [[shuriken]] in the shape of a [[Wikipedia:Mitsudomoe|mitsudomoe]].
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* The [[Yasaka Magatama]] technique used by [[Itachi]] and Madara's Susanoo is a giant [[shuriken]] in the shape of a [[Wikipedia:Mitsudomoe|mitsudomoe]]. After transplanting [[Itachi]]'s eyes, Sasuke has used his Susanoo to fire [[Blaze Release: Yasaka Magatama|tomoe-shaped projectiles]] made of [[Amaterasu]]'s flames.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 574, page 10</ref>
* The [[Kohaku clan]]'s insignia is a futatsudomoe (tomoe in a design of two), while the [[Shirogane clan]]'s is a golden mitsudomoe.
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* All the variations of [[Nine-Tails Chakra Mode]] shrouds feature tomoe-like markings around their collars.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 505, page 8</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 571, pages 8-9</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 631, page 8</ref> Same goes for [[Tenseigan Chakra Mode]].<ref>[[Retsu no Sho]], page 19</ref><ref>''[[The Last: Naruto the Movie]]''</ref>
* Both [[Naruto Uzumaki]]'s [[Nine-Tails Chakra Mode]] and [[Tailed Beast Mode]] shrouds feature tomoe-like marking around their collars.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 505, page 8</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 571, pages 8-9</ref>
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* The [[Sage of the Six Paths]] had tomoe-like markings around the collar of his cloak as well as nine tomoe of the back underneath the symbol of the [[Rinnegan]];<ref name="c572">''Naruto'' chapter 572, pages 12-13</ref> the same held true for both [[Obito]] and Madara Uchiha after they [[Six Paths Ten-Tails Coffin Seal|became]] the [[Ten-Tails]]' [[jinchūriki]],<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 638, page 4</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 640, page 14</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 663, pages 14-15</ref> and for [[Naruto]] when he enters [[Six Paths Sage Mode]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 673, pages 14-18</ref>
* The [[Sage of the Six Paths]] had tomoe-like markings around the collar of his cloak as well as nine tomoe of the back underneath the symbol of the [[Rinnegan]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 572, page 13</ref>
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* A seal that the Sage of the Six Paths stood in the middle of while talking to the nine [[tailed beast]]s also featured the use of tomoe markings.<ref name="c572"/>
* A seal that the Sage of the Six Paths stood in the middle of while talking to the nine [[tailed beast]]s also featured the use of tomoe markings.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 572, page 12</ref>
 
* After transplanting [[Itachi]]'s eyes, Sasuke has used his [[Susanoo]] to fire tomoe-shaped projectiles made of [[Amaterasu]]'s flames.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 574, page 10</ref>
 
 
* The holes for eyes in Tobi's mask during the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]] are tomoe-shaped.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 511, page 16</ref>
 
* The holes for eyes in Tobi's mask during the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]] are tomoe-shaped.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 511, page 16</ref>
* There are tomoe-shaped markings around the kanji for "fox" in the [[Uchiha Hideout]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 384, page 14</ref>
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* There are tomoe-shaped markings around the kanji for "[[Kurama|fox]]" in the [[Uchiha Hideout]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 384, page 14</ref>
* In the anime, later depictions of [[Pakura]]'s [[Scorch Release: Extremely Steaming Murder]] changed the flaming orbs into flaming tomoe shapes.<ref>''Naruto: Shippuden'' episode 285</ref>
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* They are on the [[Rinne Sharingan|third eye]] of Madara Uchiha and [[Kaguya Ōtsutsuki]], as well as of the latter's [[Ten-Tails|incarnation]].
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=== Non-canon Uses ===
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* The [[Kohaku clan]]'s insignia is a futatsudomoe (tomoe in a design of two).
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* The [[Shirogane clan]]'s insignia is a golden mitsudomoe.
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* In the anime, later depictions of [[Pakura]]'s [[Scorch Release: Extremely Steaming Murder]] changed the flaming orbs into flaming tomoe shapes.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 285</ref>
   
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
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[[Category:Naruto Terms]]
 
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[[id:Tomoe]]

Latest revision as of 19:27, December 18, 2014

Sharingan Triple

A Sharingan with three tomoe.

A tomoe or the archaic writing tomoye (巴) is a Japanese abstract shape, usually used as a necklace, (i.e. a swirl) that resembles a comma or the usual form of magatama. Tomoe are usually seen in a design of three known as mitsudomoe (三つ巴).

Instances of Use Edit

Canon Uses Edit

Non-canon Uses Edit

References Edit

  1. Naruto chapter 574, page 10
  2. Naruto chapter 505, page 8
  3. Naruto chapter 571, pages 8-9
  4. Naruto chapter 631, page 8
  5. Retsu no Sho, page 19
  6. The Last: Naruto the Movie
  7. 7.0 7.1 Naruto chapter 572, pages 12-13
  8. Naruto chapter 638, page 4
  9. Naruto chapter 640, page 14
  10. Naruto chapter 663, pages 14-15
  11. Naruto chapter 673, pages 14-18
  12. Naruto chapter 511, page 16
  13. Naruto chapter 384, page 14
  14. Naruto: Shippūden episode 285
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