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<section begin=summary />{{translation|'''Wood Release'''|木遁|Mokuton|viz=Wood Style}} is an advanced [[nature]] [[kekkei genkai]] formed through simultaneous use of [[earth]] and [[water]]-based [[chakra]] natures to create wood, or complete trees.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 316, pages 6-7</ref> This ability can also be used to create other aspects of trees, such as [[Wood Clone Technique|seeds]] or even [[Wood Release: Advent of a World of Flowering Trees|flowering plants]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 575, pages 4-5</ref> Wood Release techniques can be produced from anywhere, including the user's body, as the user's chakra is literally converted into a source of life. {{translation|'''Wood Release Techniques'''|木遁の術|Mokuton no Jutsu}} are commonly affiliated with the Snake seal.<section end=summary/>
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<section begin=summary />{{translation|'''Wood Release'''|木遁|Mokuton|viz=Wood Style}} is an advanced [[nature]] [[kekkei genkai]] formed through simultaneously combining [[earth]]-based chakra nature in one hand and [[water]]-based in the other.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 316, page 6</ref> The Wood Release can create trees or various plants from [[Wood Clone Technique|simple seeds]] or even [[Wood Release: Advent of a World of Flowering Trees|flowering plants]],<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 575, pages 4-5</ref> and manipulate vegetation, can produce plants from any surface, including the user's body. As the user's chakra is literally converted into a source of life. {{translation|'''Wood Release Techniques'''|木遁の術|Mokuton no Jutsu}} are commonly affiliated with the [[Hand Seals#Basic Hand Seals|Snake seal]].<section end=summary/>
   
 
== Overview ==
 
== Overview ==
The ability originated with [[Hashirama Senju]], as no other member of his clan was known to possess it. His ability to use this technique was one of the reasons he was given the title of the First [[Hokage]], and with [[Wood Release Secret Technique: Nativity of a World of Trees]] he created the foundation of [[Konohagakure]].<ref>Second Databook, page 279</ref> This technique also allowed him to completely reshape battlefields to his advantage. A highly coveted ability, several people have tried to replicate his power, with a few achieving weaker versions of it through experimentation with Hashirama's cells.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 297, page 9</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 545, pages 2-4</ref> As [[Obito Uchiha]] noted, Wood Release is very hard to control due to the sheer life force that his cells possess, and they can potentially overwhelm any who are infused with them. [[Danzō Shimura]] demonstrated this when, after his chakra levels were depleted, he almost turned into a tree as the cells overpowered him.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 480, page 10</ref> It is also noted that those who integrate these cells with themselves grow Hashirama's visage on their body.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 575, page 14</ref>
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While being a kekkei genkai, the use of this nature transformation has only been done by [[Hashirama Senju]] and those who possess his exact DNA. His ability to use this technique was one of the reasons he was given the title of the First [[Hokage]], and with [[Wood Release Secret Technique: Nativity of a World of Trees]] he created the foundation of [[Konohagakure]].<ref>Second Databook, page 279</ref> This technique also allowed him to completely reshape battlefields to his advantage. A highly coveted ability, several people have tried to replicate his power, with a few achieving weaker versions of it through experimentation with Hashirama's cells.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 297, page 9</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 545, pages 2-4</ref> As [[Obito Uchiha]] noted, Wood Release is very hard to control due to the sheer life force within Hashirama's cells, which can potentially overwhelm any who are infused with them. [[Danzō Shimura]] demonstrated this when, after his chakra levels were depleted, he almost turned into a tree as the cells overpowered him.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 480, page 10</ref>
   
The first person to attempt to make Hashirama's power his own was his rival, Madara Uchiha. Having used their confrontation at the [[Valley of the End]] to acquire a portion of his DNA, Madara later applied it to the wounds he sustained. As a result, Madara was able to perform Wood Release techniques, which he demonstrated upon his [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnation]] during the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 561, pages 11-12</ref> Madara also used Hashirama's cells, along with the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]], to create a [[Hashirama's Living Clone|living clone]] of Hashirama. From this clone, Madara was able to produce various [[White Zetsu Army|artificial humans]], each of which was capable of performing a weaker version of Hashirama's Wood Release.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 545, page 3</ref> After being mortally wounded during his [[Kakashi Gaiden|mission at Kannabi Bridge]], Obito Uchiha was repaired with the genetic material from the living clone by Madara, giving him the ability to use Wood Release as well.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 602, page 13</ref>
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The first person to attempt to make Hashirama's power his own was his rival, Madara Uchiha. Having used their confrontation at the [[Valley of the End]] to acquire a portion of his DNA, Madara later applied it to the wounds he sustained.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 606, page 12</ref> As a result, Madara was able to perform Wood Release techniques, which he demonstrated upon his [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnation]] during the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 561, pages 11-12</ref> Madara also used Hashirama's cells, along with the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]], to create a [[Hashirama's Artificial Body|living clone]] of Hashirama. From this clone, Madara was able to produce various [[White Zetsu Army|artificial humans]], each of which was capable of performing a weaker version of Hashirama's Wood Release.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 545, page 3</ref> Madara later used Hashirama's artificial body to repair the otherwise fatal wounds sustained by Obito Uchiha during his [[Kakashi Gaiden|mission]] at [[Kannabi Bridge]], giving him the ability to use Wood Release as well.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 602, page 13</ref>
   
[[Orochimaru]], another who desired the First Hokage's abilities, injected Hashirama's DNA into sixty test subjects, and out of the sixty only [[Yamato]] survived. With his own DNA overridden, Yamato gained the ability to use Wood Release.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 291, pages 15-16</ref> Orochimaru also performed a similar procedure on [[Danzō Shimura]] by implanting the First's cells in his right arm. While Danzō is capable of using this power, it appears Danzō's version is much cruder and causes a much more significant drain of chakra with each usage, causing Danzō to avoid using it as much as possible.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 478, page 10</ref> Orochimaru also kept a sample of Hashirama's DNA and later used it to reincarnate the First Hokage himself to fight for him during the [[Invasion of Konoha]]. Orochimaru himself would later acquire this coveted ability after [[Living Corpse Reincarnation|taking over]] the body of a [[Spore Technique|spore clone]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 618, page 14</ref> <ref>''Naruto'' chapter 620, page 10</ref>
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Before his passing, in the anime, Hashirama left a detailed scroll of his various Wood Release technique, which was later obtained by [[Danzō Shimura]], who gave it to Yamato in the hopes Yamato would one day refine his Wood Release to Hashirama's level.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 355</ref> After Hashirama's passing, Konohagakure once attempted to replicate Wood Release through implanting Hashirama's cells into various shinobi, which consistently ended in failure and the subject's death. Ultimately, the research was ceased and deemed forbidden.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 351</ref> [[Orochimaru]], another who desired the First Hokage's abilities, injected Hashirama's DNA into sixty children, with the only survivor being [[Yamato]], who gained the ability to use Wood Release as a result.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 291, pages 15-16</ref> Orochimaru also performed a similar procedure on [[Danzō Shimura]] by implanting the First's cells into his right arm. While Danzō was capable of using this power, his version appears cruder and causes a more significant drain of chakra with each usage, causing Danzō to avoid using it as much as possible.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 478, page 10</ref> Orochimaru himself would later acquire this coveted ability after [[Living Corpse Reincarnation|taking over]] the body of a [[Spore Technique|parasite clone]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 618, page 14</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 620, page 10</ref>
   
 
A derived technique of the Wood Release is the [[Hokage-Style Sixty-Year-Old Technique — Kakuan Entering Society with Bliss-Bringing Hands]]. This technique produces a seal {{translation|"sit"|座}} on the user's right hand that can suppress a [[tailed beast]]'s influence over its [[jinchūriki]]. This is done by producing wooden dragons from the ground that attach to the host and force the tailed beast's chakra to recede. Hashirama's [[First Hokage's Necklace|necklace]] aided in this technique's execution, but its exact purpose was unclear. After [[Naruto]] destroyed the necklace, however, Yamato implied that he could no longer suppress the [[Nine-Tailed Demon Fox]]'s influence.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 455, page 12</ref> Nevertheless, during Naruto's training to control the Nine-Tails at the [[Falls of Truth]], when he was transforming, Yamato stated that he would try to suppress the beast.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 497, page 14</ref> Whether or not this would have worked was never seen due to the transformation stopping through other means.
 
A derived technique of the Wood Release is the [[Hokage-Style Sixty-Year-Old Technique — Kakuan Entering Society with Bliss-Bringing Hands]]. This technique produces a seal {{translation|"sit"|座}} on the user's right hand that can suppress a [[tailed beast]]'s influence over its [[jinchūriki]]. This is done by producing wooden dragons from the ground that attach to the host and force the tailed beast's chakra to recede. Hashirama's [[First Hokage's Necklace|necklace]] aided in this technique's execution, but its exact purpose was unclear. After [[Naruto]] destroyed the necklace, however, Yamato implied that he could no longer suppress the [[Nine-Tailed Demon Fox]]'s influence.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 455, page 12</ref> Nevertheless, during Naruto's training to control the Nine-Tails at the [[Falls of Truth]], when he was transforming, Yamato stated that he would try to suppress the beast.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 497, page 14</ref> Whether or not this would have worked was never seen due to the transformation stopping through other means.
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* Wood Release parallels the real-life ninja art {{translation|"''[[Wikipedia:Ninja#Tactics|mokuton-no-jutsu]]''"|lit=techniques of wood/trees}}. One example of real-life mokuton-no-jutsu is '''Tanuki-gakure''': the practice of climbing a tree and camouflaging oneself within the foliage.
 
* Wood Release parallels the real-life ninja art {{translation|"''[[Wikipedia:Ninja#Tactics|mokuton-no-jutsu]]''"|lit=techniques of wood/trees}}. One example of real-life mokuton-no-jutsu is '''Tanuki-gakure''': the practice of climbing a tree and camouflaging oneself within the foliage.
 
* In the anime, the [[Moulding Mushroom]] appears to drain chakra from Wood Release users.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 229</ref>
 
* In the anime, the [[Moulding Mushroom]] appears to drain chakra from Wood Release users.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 229</ref>
* Madara Uchiha and Danzō Shimura both grew replicas of Hashirama's face on their bodies after integrating his cells into their bodies.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 478, page 11</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 575, page 14</ref><!-- Do not add Yamato or any Zetsu, they didn't have his cells integrated into their body. Yamato had his DNA overwritten and Zetsu was created from his cells and plant life. It's not the same thing. -->
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* A replica of Hashirama's face grew on Danzō Shimura's right shoulder after Hashirama's cells were integrated into his body.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 478, page 11</ref> Madara also gained a replica of Hashirama's face on his chest after being reincarnated by [[Kabuto Yakushi]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 575, page 14</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 657, page 4</ref><!-- Do not add Yamato or any Zetsu, they didn't have his cells integrated into their body. Yamato had his DNA overwritten and Zetsu was created from his cells and plant life. It's not the same thing. -->
   
 
== References ==
 
== References ==

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Wood Release

Birth Of Dense Woodland

Name
Kanji 木遁
Rōmaji Mokuton
Literal English Wood Release
Viz manga Wood Style
Debut
Manga Chapter #120
Anime Naruto Episode #71
OVA Naruto Shippūden: UNSG anime cutscenes
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game and Movie
Data
Clan
Known Wielders

Jutsu

Wood Release (木遁, Mokuton; Viz "Wood Style") is an advanced nature kekkei genkai formed through simultaneously combining earth-based chakra nature in one hand and water-based in the other.[1] The Wood Release can create trees or various plants from simple seeds or even flowering plants,[2] and manipulate vegetation, can produce plants from any surface, including the user's body. As the user's chakra is literally converted into a source of life. Wood Release Techniques (木遁の術, Mokuton no Jutsu) are commonly affiliated with the Snake seal.

Overview Edit

While being a kekkei genkai, the use of this nature transformation has only been done by Hashirama Senju and those who possess his exact DNA. His ability to use this technique was one of the reasons he was given the title of the First Hokage, and with Wood Release Secret Technique: Nativity of a World of Trees he created the foundation of Konohagakure.[3] This technique also allowed him to completely reshape battlefields to his advantage. A highly coveted ability, several people have tried to replicate his power, with a few achieving weaker versions of it through experimentation with Hashirama's cells.[4][5] As Obito Uchiha noted, Wood Release is very hard to control due to the sheer life force within Hashirama's cells, which can potentially overwhelm any who are infused with them. Danzō Shimura demonstrated this when, after his chakra levels were depleted, he almost turned into a tree as the cells overpowered him.[6]

The first person to attempt to make Hashirama's power his own was his rival, Madara Uchiha. Having used their confrontation at the Valley of the End to acquire a portion of his DNA, Madara later applied it to the wounds he sustained.[7] As a result, Madara was able to perform Wood Release techniques, which he demonstrated upon his reincarnation during the Fourth Shinobi World War.[8] Madara also used Hashirama's cells, along with the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path, to create a living clone of Hashirama. From this clone, Madara was able to produce various artificial humans, each of which was capable of performing a weaker version of Hashirama's Wood Release.[9] Madara later used Hashirama's artificial body to repair the otherwise fatal wounds sustained by Obito Uchiha during his mission at Kannabi Bridge, giving him the ability to use Wood Release as well.[10]

Before his passing, in the anime, Hashirama left a detailed scroll of his various Wood Release technique, which was later obtained by Danzō Shimura, who gave it to Yamato in the hopes Yamato would one day refine his Wood Release to Hashirama's level.[11] After Hashirama's passing, Konohagakure once attempted to replicate Wood Release through implanting Hashirama's cells into various shinobi, which consistently ended in failure and the subject's death. Ultimately, the research was ceased and deemed forbidden.[12] Orochimaru, another who desired the First Hokage's abilities, injected Hashirama's DNA into sixty children, with the only survivor being Yamato, who gained the ability to use Wood Release as a result.[13] Orochimaru also performed a similar procedure on Danzō Shimura by implanting the First's cells into his right arm. While Danzō was capable of using this power, his version appears cruder and causes a more significant drain of chakra with each usage, causing Danzō to avoid using it as much as possible.[14] Orochimaru himself would later acquire this coveted ability after taking over the body of a parasite clone.[15][16]

A derived technique of the Wood Release is the Hokage-Style Sixty-Year-Old Technique — Kakuan Entering Society with Bliss-Bringing Hands. This technique produces a seal "sit" (座) on the user's right hand that can suppress a tailed beast's influence over its jinchūriki. This is done by producing wooden dragons from the ground that attach to the host and force the tailed beast's chakra to recede. Hashirama's necklace aided in this technique's execution, but its exact purpose was unclear. After Naruto destroyed the necklace, however, Yamato implied that he could no longer suppress the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox's influence.[17] Nevertheless, during Naruto's training to control the Nine-Tails at the Falls of Truth, when he was transforming, Yamato stated that he would try to suppress the beast.[18] Whether or not this would have worked was never seen due to the transformation stopping through other means.

After reviving the Ten-Tails in an incomplete state, Madara and Obito were able to improve their control of the beast through the use of Hashirama's cells.[19] Obito also demonstrated the ability to channel his Wood Release techniques through the Ten-Tails' body while attached to it.[20]

Trivia Edit

  • Wood Release parallels the real-life ninja art "mokuton-no-jutsu". One example of real-life mokuton-no-jutsu is Tanuki-gakure: the practice of climbing a tree and camouflaging oneself within the foliage.
  • In the anime, the Moulding Mushroom appears to drain chakra from Wood Release users.[21]
  • A replica of Hashirama's face grew on Danzō Shimura's right shoulder after Hashirama's cells were integrated into his body.[22] Madara also gained a replica of Hashirama's face on his chest after being reincarnated by Kabuto Yakushi.[23][24]

References Edit

  1. Naruto chapter 316, page 6
  2. Naruto chapter 575, pages 4-5
  3. Second Databook, page 279
  4. Naruto chapter 297, page 9
  5. Naruto chapter 545, pages 2-4
  6. Naruto chapter 480, page 10
  7. Naruto chapter 606, page 12
  8. Naruto chapter 561, pages 11-12
  9. Naruto chapter 545, page 3
  10. Naruto chapter 602, page 13
  11. Naruto: Shippūden episode 355
  12. Naruto: Shippūden episode 351
  13. Naruto chapter 291, pages 15-16
  14. Naruto chapter 478, page 10
  15. Naruto chapter 618, page 14
  16. Naruto chapter 620, page 10
  17. Naruto chapter 455, page 12
  18. Naruto chapter 497, page 14
  19. Naruto chapter 613, pages 5-6
  20. Naruto chapter 614, page 7
  21. Naruto: Shippūden episode 229
  22. Naruto chapter 478, page 11
  23. Naruto chapter 575, page 14
  24. Naruto chapter 657, page 4

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