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[[File:Sharingan Triple.svg|thumb|A Sharingan with three tomoe.]]
 
[[File:Sharingan Triple.svg|thumb|A Sharingan with three tomoe.]]
A {{Translation|'''[[Wikipedia:Tomoe|tomoe]]''' or '''tomoye''' (archaic)|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}}.
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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]].
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* They are on [[Madara Uchiha]]'s [[gunbai]].
 
* They are on [[Madara Uchiha]]'s [[gunbai]].
 
* The [[Three Giant Snakes|three giant snakes]] have tomoe markings on their heads.
 
* The [[Three Giant Snakes|three giant snakes]] have tomoe markings on their heads.
* Orochimaru himself wore blue tomoe-shaped earrings.
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* [[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]].
 
* The [[Yasaka Magatama]] technique used by [[Itachi]] and Madara's Susanoo is a giant [[shuriken]] in the shape of a [[Wikipedia:Mitsudomoe|mitsudomoe]].
* 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>
* 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]]; the same holds true for both [[Obito]] and [[Madara Uchiha]] after they became the [[Jinchūriki Forms#Ten-Tails' Jinchūriki's Form|Ten-Tails' jinchūriki]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 572, page 13</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>
 
 
* 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>
 
* 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>
 
* 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>
 
* 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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=== Non-canon Uses ===
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* The [[Kohaku clan]]'s insignia is a futatsudomoe (tomoe in a design of two), while the [[Shirogane clan]]'s is a golden mitsudomoe.
 
* 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>
 
* 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>
   

Latest revision as of 14:18, February 20, 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 505, page 8
  2. Naruto chapter 571, pages 8-9
  3. Naruto chapter 572, page 13
  4. Naruto chapter 572, page 12
  5. Naruto chapter 574, page 10
  6. Naruto chapter 511, page 16
  7. Naruto chapter 384, page 14
  8. Naruto: Shippūden episode 285

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