Dōjutsu Part 2

Dōjutsu Part 2

Introduction

Last time in our discussion of dōjutsu we covered the three great dōjutsu: the Byakugan, Sharingan, and Rinnegan, as well as the other dōjutsu which are related to them. This time, however, we’ll be covering the rest of the dōjutsu relational chart (pictured below once again).

After we finish up the chart, we’ll be taking a look at some other dōjutsu related topics such as the stealing and sealing of dōjutsu as well as the possibility for having multiple dōjutsu.

If you missed the first part of this discussion on dōjutsu you can find it here.

Dōjutsu (visual jutsu) relational chart (family tree) from the Naruto anime series
Dōjutsu Relational Chart

Other Dōjutsu

As you can see from the chart above, there are four other known dōjutsu which aren’t related to the great three, as well as one final dōjutsu which may or may not be real. First, we’ll take a look at the confirmed other dōjutsu in order from left to right.

The Ketsuryūgan is the signature dōjutsu of the Chinoike clan, the presumed last member of which is introduced during the epilogue of Naruto: Shippūden during Sasuke’s travels. This clan was originally removed from their homeland, and potentially massacred, by the Uchiha clan.

Ketsuryūgan users have the ability to manipulate liquids with high iron content, specifically blood. We see this dōjutsu used to create human bombs by expanding the blood within the body until the pressure causes an explosion.

While this is the main way we see the Ketsuryūgan used, it can also be used to manipulate water with a high iron concentration (which may make the water unusable for standard water style jutsu users). Further, we can assume this dōjutsu would probably be very helpful to medical ninja.

Next up is Ranmaru’s dōjutsu, which is the first dōjutsu we encounter in the Naruto series outside the great three. You’ll notice that Ranmaru’s dōjutsu, like Shion’s and Yome’s which follow, doesn’t have an official name and so is named after the known user.

Ranmaru’s dōjutsu has the ability to negate other dōjutsu, but since at this point in the series we only really know about the Byakugan and Sharingan, it’s unclear how it would stand up against something like the Rinnegan. If it negates all dōjutsu, that alone is pretty powerful.

However, it also has other abilities too, such as granting the user x-ray like vision and a special kind of healing jutsu. If I remember correctly, this healing jutsu costs the user some of their life force, meaning Ranmaru can heal someone else by giving them some of his own life span.

Third is Shion’s dōjutsu which I don’t think I’ve seen. It’s from one of the Naruto: Shippūden movies if I’m not mistaken, but I’ve only seen one of those and don’t remember enough of it to know if it was the one with Shion in it.

Anyway, Shion’s dōjutsu gives her the ability to see someone’s future, usually their death. I don’t believe she’s able to activate this ability on her own, it just kind of happens some times. Out of all the known dōjutsu, this one is probably the least useful.

Finally, we have Yome’s dōjutsu which I actually like more and more the longer I think about it. Basically, she’s able to use the reflections in water droplets to see extremely far into the distance, and also anywhere else the reflections show, such as around corners in theory.

While she only uses this dōjutsu with water droplets, I would assume any reflective surface would work since the jutsu relies on her eyes, not the droplets of water specifically. While this may seem like an excellent dōjutsu to have somewhere like the Hidden Mist Village where water is abundant, she’s actually a Hidden Sand shinobi.

Unfortunately for her, water droplets don’t last long before they evaporate under the harsh sun of the desert, which is where the chunin exam in Naruto: Shippūden is being held when we’re introduced to her. However, the desert is actually the perfect place for her dōjutsu to be used.

Since the desert is just an extremely large, open wasteland, there’s nowhere for enemies to hide from her. While Yome’s dōjutsu may not have much potential for combat, it excels at tracking down enemy ninja over vast distances, or finding a life-saving oasis in the desert.

Now that we’ve covered the four other confirmed dōjutsu, let’s take a look at the Magan, a dōjutsu which the movie character Kagemasa uses in the Boruto series. Since this dōjutsu is only used by an actor playing a character, it’s unclear whether or not this dōjutsu exists off the big screen.

The Magan is a dōjutsu which has the ability to paralyze any enemy simply by looking at them. Think of it like an easier-to-use version of the Shadow Paralysis jutsu.

While this seems like it would be a pretty useful dōjutsu to have, I can’t help but think it’s almost like a worse version of the Sharingan. The Sharingan allows the user to cast powerful genjutsu which would have the same effect as the Magan’s paralysis, but can also do so much more.

While I don’t think we’ll ever actually see the Magan used by anyone other than Kagemasa, I think it could be an interesting dōjutsu to add to a mini arc, even if it’s filler.

Stealing and Sealing

Now that we’ve covered all of the various dōjutsu found within the Naruto franchise it’s time to briefly discuss the stealing and sealing of dōjutsu.

Early on in the original Naruto series, we learn that Kakashi Hatake is in possession of a Sharingan, despite not being a member of the Uchiha clan. This opens up the initial question of, how common is it for someone to have a dōjutsu that didn’t originally belong to them?

As it turns out, stealing dōjutsu is actually extremely common since, unlike other specialty jutsu, it can be acquired simply through the implanting of eyes. While Kakashi Hatake was the first character like this we were introduced to, his Sharingan was actually a gift from his teammate Obito Uchiha.

Other ninja, however, resorted to theft in order to gain the power of dōjutsu. Ao from the Hidden Mist is in possession of a Byakugan which he stole off a fallen Hyūga clan member during the third shinobi war, and Danzō Shimura stole a large number of Sharingan after the Uchiha clan massacre.

You may also recall that Orochimaru’s initial interest in Sasuke was also due to him wanting possession of the Sharingan, but rather than just taking Sasuke’s eyes, Orochimaru figured he’d take the whole body. Finally, the Uchiha clan once stole Sharingan from each other in order to use as spares once theirs wore out.

While there is a lot of stealing of dōjutsu, Obito’s gift to Kakashi wasn’t one of a kind. Shisui Uchiha gave his remaining eye to Itachi for safe keeping after his other was stolen by Danzō, and Madara Uchiha gave his Rinnegan to Obito, who then passed them on to Nagato Uzumaki for a while.

What we can gather from all this is that dōjutsu are highly coveted and worth stealing, or passing on to others, rather than destroying them. However, one clan, the Hyūga, decided to seal away the dōjutsu of their secondary-branch members once they die.

This may at first seem like a waste, but it’s actually to protect the clan from slaughter. If someone can’t steal their Byakugan, then there’s not really a reason for them to be targeted.

Also, since the Byakugan doesn’t ever wear out or upgrade by swapping eyes as the Sharingan does (except with the Ōtsutsuki clan), there’s no reason to keep old eyes around. Just think about how powerful Kaguya would have been if she had Tenseigan along with her Rinne Sharingan.

Multiple Dōjutsu

So if you can steal or be given dōjutsu, then in theory you could be in possession of multiple dōjutsu; and in fact this is the case.

The first thing I want to get out of the way here is the Rinne Sharingan. This isn’t your standard dōjutsu that replaces one or both of your eyes, but is rather a third eye that opens on the forehead after having taken in the chakra of the tree of life.

Because of this, it’s theoretically possible to obtain a Rinne Sharingan regardless of what other dōjutsu you possess (or don’t posses) without losing what you had to begin with. This is why Kaguya had both the Byakugan and a Rinne Sharingan.

As far as multiple dōjutsu are concerned that don’t include the Rinne Sharingan, we only get two examples. Obito at one point had one Sharingan (Mangekyō) and one Rinnegan since two Rinnegan were too powerful for him to control.

Sasuke Uchiha is the other example (pictured below) who has both a Sharingan (Eternal Mangekyō) and a Sharinnegan. In Sasuke’s case, I think the only reason for him only having one Sharinnegan was because he got half of Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki’s chakra instead of all of it, but that should still give him both Sharinnegan in theory.

Sasuke Uchiha with both Sharingan and Sharinnegan from the anime Boruto: Naruto the Movie
Sasuke Uchiha with both Sharingan and Sharinnegan

We also know that his Sharinnegan still has the Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan ability (he has a different Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan ability in each eye) because he uses it even after it’s upgraded to a Sharinnegan. This means that even if he had both Sharinnegan, he’d still also be able to use his Sharingan abilities.

Anyway, it’s theoretically possible for someone to have one Byakugan and one Sharingan, or one Tenseigan and one Katsuryūgan, so the possibilities for mixing and matching dōjutsu exist. However, it appears that the only dōjutsu which can be upgraded or “combined” are ones which are related.

Sharingan, Rinnegan, and their related dōjutsu can be combined to create even stronger dōjutsu, and the Byakugan of different clans can be combined to also make stronger dōjutsu, but there’s no precedent for anything beyond that.

Implanting a Byakugan into an Uchiha won’t make it any stronger, it will only serve as a second dōjutsu. This means that the children of someone with the Byakugan and someone with the Sharingan won’t have some new dōjutsu that’s stronger than either of them separately.

In fact, it was officially stated that the child of this pairing would have one Byakugan and one Sharingan, not some combination of the two in the form of a new dōjutsu. This may seem disappointing, but it also opens up more possibilities.

Boruto Uzumaki has the Jōgan, and Sarada Uchiha has the Sharingan. Theoretically, their child would have one Jōgan and one Sharingan. However, since Boruto is an Uzumaki, that means this child would obtain the Rinnegan when their Sharingan upgrades to the Mangekyō variant.

So in the end, the child of Boruto and Sarada would have one Jōgan and one Rinnegan (or Sharinnegan if that’s ever fully explained). This child would basically be stronger than anyone other than Kaguya if she had the Tenseigan along with her Rinne Sharingan.

Conclusion

I hope you enjoyed this second part of my dōjutsu explanation. If you enjoyed the content, click the little heart below this post. Also, if you have any further questions or comments about dōjutsu, leave a comment below.

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