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Upgraded Chakra Natures in Naruto

Upgraded Chakra Natures in Naruto

Basic Elemental Chakra Natures

In this next installment in my unofficial series on chakra natures, we’re going back to the basics (temporarily). As you should all know by now, there are five basic elemental natures: Fire, Wind, Lightning, Earth, and Water.

There are also the combinations of these natures: kekkei genkai and kekkei tōta. As well as the Yin, Yang, and Yin-Yang natures which aren’t associated with the basic elements. Today we’re going to ignore all of those and instead focus on the five basic elemental natures pictured below.

Basic Elemental Chakra Natures from the anime series Naruto
Basic Elemental Chakra Natures

And although we’re all familiar with these five natures, did you know that they can actually be upgraded into new natures without being combined? You can have an upgraded Fire, Wind, Lightning, Earth, and Water nature with far superior properties compared to the original.

There have also only been two confirmed users of these upgraded natures, which are Sasuke Uchiha and Nowaki. We all know Sasuke, but Nowaki was one of the antagonists in the Book of Sunrise arc which takes place during the epilogue of Naruto: Shippūden.

Also, while it’s not entirely clear how these upgraded natures manifest, it’s heavily implied that they’re simply another form of kekkei genkai. The only issue with this is that from what we’ve seen, there are other steps needed before these upgrades can be unlocked, which isn’t generally the case for kekkei genkai chakra natures.

Known Upgraded Chakra Natures

Blaze release is the upgraded version of Fire release which Sasuke can use. Interestingly, Amaterasu is not considered to be a blaze release jutsu — it’s simply the strongest Fire release jutsu. Where the Blaze release comes into play is Sasuke’s ability to manipulate the flames of Amaterasu.

Itachi could also use Amaterasu, but he wasn’t able to manipulate it in the same way Sasuke can, which is part of the reason we know only the manipulation is the Blaze release. The other reason we know this is because of the jutsu name Sasuke uses when he manipulates the flames begins with “Enton” instead of “Katon.”

Now, like I said, these upgraded natures may very well be kekkei genkai, but they aren’t awakened by normal means. Sasuke specifically has to use his Mangekyō Sharingan to use Blaze release. And, what makes this even stranger, is that Blase release only seems to apply to Amaterasu, which is actually a signature ability of Itachi’s Mangekyō Sharingan, not Sasuke’s.

Maybe my next Naruto series discussion should focus on the evolution of Sasuke’s eyes since that would take way too long to explain here.

Sasuke using his partial Susanoo and Blaze release from the anime series Naruto: Shippūden
Sasuke using his partial Susanoo and Blaze release

Typhoon release is the upgraded version of Wind release which Nowaki uses. Some people think this is a combination of Wind and Water, much like Ice (which would be the same as Wood and Mud both being a Water and Ground combination). However, it doesn’t seem like Water is actually necessary for this nature.

I think those people assume Water is involved because Nowaki is from the Land of Water, but that doesn’t actually matter. The Hidden Leaf Village is located in the Land of Fire, but that doesn’t mean everyone there knows Fire release.

Potential Upgraded Chakra Natures

Then there are the other potential upgraded chakra natures which aren’t confirmed and probably never will be. We don’t know what the upgraded versions of Water and Lightning could be, but I will say that it’s very possible Kakashi’s Purple Lightning jutsu is involved in some way much like Amaterasu is related to Blaze release.

The upgraded Earth release is interesting though. There are actually three possible natures which I think could be the upgraded version of Earth release: Mud, Crystal, and Steel.

Mud release is stated to be a combination of Water and Earth, it may actually simply be the upgraded Earth release. After all, Earth style users can use mud jutsu anyway, so what’s the point of the nature being distinct if it’s not an upgraded version? Crystal and Steel are also possibilities because they seem to basically be better versions of Earth release.

And, although this article has been focusing on the basic elemental chakra nature upgrades so far, I do want to point out that there may actually be other nature upgrades. While Yin and Yang aren’t elemental natures, they are still considered basic and therefore, logically, could be upgraded.

My guess is that the Dark and Swift releases are the upgraded versions of Yin and Yang respectively. Yin is based on spiritual energy, and Dark release is able to absorb ninjutsu. Meanwhile, Yang is based on physical energy, and Swift release vastly increases the user’s physical speed.

Conclusion

So what are your thoughts on these upgraded chakra natures? Do you think Blaze and Typhoon release are both just single-base nature kekkei genkai? Or do you think there’s more to them considering the fact that Sasuke needs his Mangekyō Sharingan to use his?

Also, what are your thoughts on the potential Earth, Yin, and Yang upgrades? And, could Steel or Crystal be the upgraded Earth? Or does Mud make more sense even though it’s already said to be Earth and Water? How about potential Water and Lightning upgraded natures? Let me know in the comments.

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Naruto: Extra Kekkei Genkai

Naruto: Extra Kekkei Genkai

Kekkei Genkai Nature Transformations

Today we’re going to discuss yet another aspect of chakra natures, since there’s just so much information about them. Specifically, this article is the other half to my discussion of the missing kekkei genkai chakra natures. This time we’ll be looking at what I’ve dubbed the “extra” kekkei genkai.

So basically, for this post I’m going to assume you’ve read at least those two previous posts on chakra natures and have a basic understanding of them and how the chart is laid out. But there are actually natures which aren’t represented on the chakra nature chart as we know it.

In fact, there are currently five kekkei genkai we know of that are left out of this chart. These are Crystal, Dark, Mud, Steel, and Swift release. Crystal release is probably the most well-known of these natures because it was focused on in the Three-Tails capture arc of Naruto: Shippūden.

However, Mud release is actually the nature we know the most about, and is featured in one of the novels. Dark, Steel, and Swift release were featured in movies and make the least amount of sense. But of course, I’ll be discussing them anyway.

Known Chakra Nature Combinations

Of the five extra kekkei genkai, Mud release is the only one which we actually know the base chakra natures for. It’s made by a combination of Water and Earth natures, which is exactly the same as Wood release. So, the reason Mud release isn’t featured on the nature chart is because Wood release is featured in its place.

Hiruzen Sarutobi using a makeshift Mud release jutsu from the anime series Naruto
Hiruzen Sarutobi using a makeshift Mud release jutsu

And, keep in mind, combined chakra natures are kekkei genkai, meaning they’re tied to bloodlines. So just because the First Hokage could use Wood release doesn’t mean he could also use Mud release. He wasn’t a member of the bloodline which possesses that kekkei genkai.

Also, Mud release is the least exciting of the natures I’ll be discussing today because you don’t exactly need the kekkei genkai to use it. Yes, to use true Mud release you do, but if you know both Water and Earth release you can basically create a makeshift Mud release.

Unknown Chakra Nature Combinations

Crystal release is assumed to use the Earth nature as a basic nature, but the fact is that we don’t actually know. It could be the combination of Earth and Lightning, like Explosion release, but it could also be the combination of two other natures since it’s never been confirmed.

There’s also the possibility of Crystal release being an upgraded version of Earth release. I’m not going to get into upgraded chakra natures today, but look forward to a post dedicated to those in the near future (probably next Monday).

But basically, Crystal release can do just about everything Earth release can do, but stronger. It can also do things Earth release can’t do, such as create reflections much like how Haku used his Ice release back at the start of Naruto.

Guren using a Crystal release jutsu on Hinata from the anime series Naruto: Shippūden
Guren using a Crystal release jutsu on Hinata

Steel release is another one which likely incorporates Earth release in some way. It could be something like a combination of Earth and Fire, much like Lava release. Unfortunately, we don’t really know anything else about Steel release.

It would have been nice if we met a user of this style during the Stone Village arc of Boruto, but unfortunately that wasn’t the case. The Boruto series doesn’t seem like it’s ever going to expand upon these extra kekkei genkai.

But, although I say that, the next episode in Boruto has to do with the Samurai of the Land of Iron. If not the Land of Earth, I would expect a Steel release user to be from the Land of Iron, so maybe it’ll actually happen.

Are These Even Chakra Nature Combinations?

Dark release is where things start getting a bit more interesting. As far as I can tell, it isn’t a combination of any basic elemental chakra natures. Instead, it may be a combination of both Yin and Yang release, or simply an upgraded version of Yin release.

One of the notable jutsu using Dark release involves absorbing ninjutsu into a point on the user’s palm designated by a black diamond symbol. Based on this, Dark release may in fact be a kekkei genkai developed by close relatives of the Ōtsutsuki clan.

We’ve seen Ōtsutsuki clan members able to absorb chakra into their palms — like Momoshiki through the Rinnegan on his palms. We also know that Boruto received a black diamond mark on his own palm after defeating Momoshiki. Could this somehow be related to Dark release?

Probably not considering this is a movie-only chakra nature, but let’s just pretend.

The black diamond symbol on Boruto's palm from the anime series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
The black diamond symbol on Boruto’s palm

The final extra kekkei genkai is Swift release, which somehow makes even less sense than Dark release. If Dark release is an upgraded version of Yin release, then Swift release is an upgraded version of Yang release. It basically just allows the user to move at insane speeds.

There’s not really anything else to say about that nature. It’s pretty basic, but it also makes no sense because shinobi can already move at crazy speeds. And any teleportation jutsu is essentially just moving at the speed of light, so we already have that as well.

Conclusion

What are your thoughts on these extra kekkei genkai chakra natures? Do you think we’ll ever see them come up in the Boruto series? Let me know in the comments. I have my doubts, but it’s not entirely impossible.

Crystal release was anime-only (so it could come back), and Dark, Swift, and Steel were movie-only. However, although I’ve seen it said that Mud is novel-only, I kind of remember it being mentioned in the anime. I don’t know if we ever saw someone use Mud release, but I feel like it was explained, maybe by Yamato in relation to his Wood release.

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Are Shinobi Getting Weaker? (Naruto – Boruto)

Are Shinobi Getting Weaker? (Naruto – Boruto)

A Land Before Chakra

Did you know that chakra equals power in the Naruto universe? The reason why the tailed beasts are so powerful? They’re anthropomorphic balls of highly dense chakra. The reason why Kisame was one of the strongest Akatsuki members? He had the most chakra. How various jutsu are used? You guessed it, chakra.

But something that I discussed in my article on chakra-less people is that there was a time before chakra — a land before chakra, if you will. This means there was no such thing as ninjutsu, or genjutsu, or anything else which relies on chakra. So basically, everyone was extremely weak and fragile — like a real human.

However, that all changed one day, when chakra was introduced to the world. Suddenly there were those who had chakra and those who didn’t. Although to be fair, for a while there was only one person with chakra, Kaguya, and everyone else was just a fragile human.

Kaguya Descends

So I’m not going to go into the origin of chakra all over again considering I just did that in the chakra-less people article. But it is important to reiterate that all of the chakra on Earth comes from a single point: Kaguya Ōtsutsuki. Technically it comes from the chakra tree which devours life, but whatever.

The point is that in the beginning Kaguya was the only person on Earth with chakra. She then had two sons who each inherited a portion of her chakra. So it’s safe to say that Hagoromo and Hamura individually didn’t have as much chakra as Kaguya who got it from the source — the chakra tree.

Kaguya Ōtsutsuki from the anime series Naruto: Shippūden
Kaguya Ōtsutsuki

Hagoromo then had two sons of his own, Indra and Asura who each received a piece of his chakra. Additionally, Hagoromo handed out pieces of his chakra to the followers of his new religion based around it, and those people passed it on to their offspring.

What I’m getting at is that with each successive generation, the amount of chakra within an individual reduces because it’s further from the source. In this sense, chakra works a lot like DNA. If we say Naruto is 100% Uzumaki (which he’s not) and Hinata is 100% Hyūga, then Boruto is 50% of each. He has less Uzumaki and Hyūga DNA in him than his parents.

Of course, this doesn’t mean everyone within the same generation is equal. That’s why there are outliers, like Kisame who has an extremely large chakra pool. We don’t know how this came to be, but he could be from a clan with a very chakra-dense bloodline.

The Hidden Leaf Village

But aside from Kaguya and the other Ōtsutsuki clan members who are protagonists have had to fight, we don’t actually know how strong shinobi were until the founding of the Hidden Leaf Village. This is when the history shinobi really begins.

So, to illustrate my point about shinobi getting weaker over time, let’s compare Naruto’s generation to those who came before them as we see them in Shippūden. Now, obviously Naruto and Sasuke are outliers, but we’re still going to count them and everything still works out.

The strongest shinobi to live all the way back to the founding of the Leaf village were Madara Uchiha and Hashirama Senju. They founded the village, and nobody born since then has been stronger. Using Madara as an example, he was the first, and only, person we know of to awaken the Rinnegan. He also single handedly defeated all five Kage, though there was some cheating at play.

The Madara Uchiha and Hashirama Senju statues at the Valley of the End from the anime series Naruto: Shippūden
The Madara Uchiha and Hashirama Senju statues at the Valley of the End

The second Hokage was from the same generation as the first and Madara, and he too was extremely strong, though we don’t get to see much of him. Then there’s the third Hokage, one of very few people to naturally master all five basic chakra natures.

After Hiruzen we get the legendary sannin, Jiraiya, Orochimaru, and Tsunade, all powerful, yet all less powerful than their predecessors. And the list goes on with the Minato as the fourth hokage, Might Guy and Kakashi, and then Naruto’s generation.

We can also look at other villages and see the same pattern, specifically looking at the progression of the various Kage. The first Kage for every village was always the most powerful, and they got less powerful with each passing Kage.

Yeah, the fourth Raikage is extremely strong, but even he’s no match for the first.

From Naruto to Boruto

Even counting Naruto and Sasuke, their generation overall is weaker than their predecessors. Also, Naruto’s power mainly comes from the tailed beasts — not his own chakra. So really Sasuke is the only naturally, obscenely powerful shinobi of their generation.

But how do they compare to the next generation? It would be easy to say that Boruto’s generation is stronger than his father’s. After all, one of his goals is to become stronger than his father so he doesn’t have to live in his shadow — that has to come true, right?

Another sign you could point to is that Boruto already knows three chakra natures, while Naruto knew none when he was the same age. That must be a sign that he’s going to end up stronger.

Well, I hate to break it to you, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. Yes, the members of Boruto’s generation are more technically skilled than their predecessors — they know more jutsu, etc., but that doesn’t mean they’re stronger. It just means they were taught how to do more than their predecessors were.

Generations build upon the knowledge of those who came before them.

So yes, Boruto and Sarada can use more jutsu than their parents could at their age, but they’re also weaker overall as well. I mean, do you really think Metal is going to become as powerful as Rock Lee in the future? And even Rock Lee is no match for the power of Might Guy.

Conclusion

Shinobi are getting weaker with each passing generation as the chakra reserves of the planet are spread more thin. Unless new chakra is harvested from a chakra tree, one day there won’t be any left on Earth. Perhaps this is what caused the Ōtsutsuki clan to start harvesting chakra from other planets with the chakra trees.

Maybe their civilization was beginning to lose all of its chakra after hundreds or thousands of generations.

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Chakra-less People in Naruto (and Boruto)

Chakra-less People in Naruto (and Boruto)

The Chakra Paradox

If you’ve watched any part of the Naruto franchise you likely know what chakra is. Chakra is the energy used by shinobi to perform ninjutsu and genjutsu. It has also been explained to be intrinsically tied to the life force of all things. Ones own chakra is derived from ones own life force.

So it may be strange to learn that not everyone has chakra. Or, at least, probably not everyone has chakra. And if you don’t think that’s strange yet, let me give you a few examples of how chakra is directly connected to life.

First, we have sage, or nature, chakra which is derived from all life in the surrounding area. When this is called upon, the user is borrowing chakra from outside their own body. This implies that it’s not only ninja who have chakra, but all living things.

Second, when someone’s chakra is almost depleted, they’re physically worn out. And to go along with this, if all of your chakra is extracted, you die. We’ve seen this happen before, such as to Jinchūriki like Gaara. So there’s no doubt that chakra and life force are entwined.

And yet, we know of a time when people existed before there was chakra on Earth — or whatever planet Naruto takes place on (I think it’s been called Earth).

Origin of Chakra

The exact origin of chakra is a bit hard to pin down, but we do know how it originated on Earth. Chakra was originally a weapon used by the Ōtsutsuki clan, who come from some distant planet. And basically, it’s explained that chakra is the life force of their people, but we don’t really know if it originated with them — it likely didn’t.

When Kaguya Ōtsutsuki betrayed her clan and fled to Earth, she brought a chakra seed with her. These seeds are planted all throughout the galaxy and grow into chakra trees which bear chakra fruit. Whoever eats the chakra fruit gains its power, and this is something the Ōtsutsuki clan does.

Also, this doesn’t really matter for this discussion, but chakra trees grow by absorbing the life force of everything around them — and eventually the entire planet. Yes, that’s a way chakra and life forces are related, but that has nothing to do with why they’re connected as one currently.

Kaguya Ōtsutsuki eating the chakra fruit from the anime series Naruto: Shippūden
Kaguya Ōtsutsuki eating the chakra fruit

So, because Kaguya was an Ōtsutsuki (the clan which eats chakra fruits), she has chakra. The humans she encounters on Earth do not have chakra. So how do the humans gain chakra? Do they eat the fruit like the Ōtsutsuki clan? No. Kaguya has children with a human named Tenji.

Her children, Hagoromo and Hamura, retain chakra passed down from their mother. And Hagoromo’s children, Asura and Indra, retain chakra passed down from their father. And so on. Eventually, this line splits into multiple branches, and we end up with the Hyūga, Uchiha, and Kaguya clans in the present time.

But there’s also another way to get chakra, and that’s by receiving it as a gift. Hagoromo traveled the world giving everyone who would listen to him some of his chakra. That’s why chakra is so prevalent today.

People Without Chakra

So now that we know how chakra originated on Earth and spread far and wide, are there any people who still don’t have chakra? Contrary to what you might be thinking, we actually don’t know. I’ll discuss them in the next section, but no, Rock and Metal Lee are not chakra-less.

As far as I can think of, we’ve never met someone in the present who didn’t have chakra. But it’s theoretically possible for people like that to still exist after hundreds or thousands of years. After all, Hagoromo couldn’t spread his chakra to everyone on Earth (I mean, he could, but he probably didn’t).

So as long as there was even one group of chakra-less people who solely bred with other chakra-less people, there should still be chakra-less people alive in the world today.

Except, there probably aren’t for one very good reason.

What do you think would happen to chakra-less people who get attacked by those who have chakra? That’s right, they’d be easily killed. And if they weren’t killed, they’d probably be turned into slaves. And since we don’t see any slaves in Naruto, either that’s not what happened, or they’ve since integrated into chakra-having society.

As much as I’d like to say there are still small groups of people out there without chakra, I just don’t see it. Maybe if they’re on a remote island far away from anyone else. But other than a case like that, if they lived somewhere on the world map we know of, they’ve probably already been killed.

Rock and Metal Lee

Okay, but what about Rock and Metal Lee? I mentioned that they actually do have chakra, so why can’t they use ninjutsu or genjutsu? And no, Might Guy isn’t the same as Rock and Metal Lee. He can use chakra just fine — he just often doesn’t.

Genjutsu is a bit more complicated, and we know less about it, so let’s ignore that one for the purpose of this discussion. Ninjutsu, on the other hand, has three main parts: flow, power, and nature. There’s also form, but that’s probably either connected to, or is the same as, flow.

Chakra flow, power, and nature from the anime series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Chakra flow, power, and nature

So the problem with Rock and Metal Lee is that they can’t form their chakra into ninjutsu. They have chakra, we know this because the Eight Inner Gates Technique releases chakra, but they can’t actually control it and turn it into jutsu.

Conclusion

And that’s all I have to say about chakra-less people in Naruto (and Boruto) — basically there could be some, but there probably aren’t. So what do you think? Are there still people around who don’t have chakra? Have we met them before and I just forgot? Let me know in the comments.

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Naruto: Missing Kekkei Genkai

Naruto: Missing Kekkei Genkai

Kekkei Genkai

It’s been a little bit since I last discussed Naruto aside from my weekly Boruto episode reviews, so today we’re looking at kekkei genkai. And for those of you who don’t know, or just don’t remember, kekkei genkai are what’s known as “bloodline traits.”

This means that in order to have a kekkei genkai, one must first be a member of a particular bloodline, or clan. Some notable examples are the Uchiha Clan’s Sharingan, the Kaguya clan’s Shikotsumyaku (Dead Bone Pulse), and the Senju clan’s Wood Release (though technically only Hashirama could ever use it).

There are a wide variety of kekkei genkai, and perhaps I’ll do a full post on them at some point in the future. But this article is on a specific type of kekkei genkai, the combined elemental chakra natures. These are the natures which you get by combining your basic Fire, Wind, Lightning, Earth, and Water.

The key here is that it doesn’t matter if you can use both Water and Wind style chakra. If you don’t have the correct kekkei genkai, you will never be able to combine them into the Ice nature. At the same time, you may technically have the kekkei genkai, but if you don’t have both natures needed to use it, you won’t be able to use the combined nature.

Although the typical chakra nature chart only depicts eight kekkei genkai natures, there are actually many more. Some share base natures, such as Wood and Mud both being combinations on Earth and Water. Others are created with yet unknown combinations of basic elemental natures.

However, there are also two kekkei genkai which are noticeably missing from the chart.

Missing Kekkei Genkai

Looking at the advanced chakra nature chart depicted below, you’ll notice that there are two kekkei genkai natures missing between Scorch and Magnet Release. The first is a combination of Fire and Lightning styles, and the second is a combination of Wind and Lightning styles.

Advanced Chakra Nature Chart from the Naruto anime series
Advanced Chakra Nature Chart

Even with all the additional kekkei genkai chakra natures which have been revealed over the years, none have filled these two slots. Why is that the case?

The boring answer is that these natures have been left blank because it’s difficult to come up with kekkei genkai that would be combinations of those basic natures. After all, what do you get when you combine Fire and Lightning, or Lightning and Wind?

Of course, there’s always the possibility that these chakra natures exist, but have simply never been mentioned. Just as authors come up with character sheets full of information, much of which is never officially released, the same could be true for chakra natures. Kishimoto might know what those natures are, but for whatever reason never released them.

Then, there comes a third explanation which is simply that it doesn’t matter what the missing kekkei genkai are. Part of good world building is that there are always a couple of unknowns. After all, it’s impossible to know everything about a world, and it’s the unknown which allows us to theorize and come up with our own conclusions.

So, since there’s literally no information on these missing kekkei genkai chakra natures other than the base natures they’re made of, let’s get to the good part of this article: the theorizing.

What Could They Be?

Let’s start off with the Fire and Lightning nature because I actually think that one’s the easier of the two. If I had to choose a chakra nature to be paired up with this particular kekkei genkai, I think a Plasma Release would be a good pick.

If you didn’t know, fire and electricity are both actually plasma. So I think simply calling the combination of the two Plasma Release makes the most sense. After all, as I already mentioned, what else would you possibly get by combining Fire and Lightning?

The only problem here is that I have no idea what the jutsu for this nature would be. I guess one of them could involve using the plasma like a blade to cut things. But aside from that, I’m not exactly sure.

Pakura using Scorch Release from the anime series Naruto: Shippūden
Pakura using Scorch Release

The Lightning and Wind kekkei genkai is a bit harder to come up with. They base natures don’t have anything in common, and nothing happens when they’re combined. Also, before you say Thunder Release is a good option, that’s technically already the name of Lightning Release.

So if I were to simply base this new nature on, say, how Scorch Release works, then I guess Static Release is what I would choose. Scorch uses the destructive force of Fire and combines it with the far reaching effect of Wind. Static would kind of do the same thing.

Rather than having a single bolt of electricity, Static Release would spread the electricity around a vast area using the Wind portion of the combination. And as with the Plasma Release, I have no real idea of what jutsu for this kekkei genkai would look like.

Conclusion

Even though so much of the Naruto world has been revealed over the past 20 years, there are still two kekkei genkai chakra natures unaccounted for. And interestingly, they both include the base Lightning nature. I guess it’s just difficult to come up with ways to combine Lightning with other things.

But what do you think of these missing kekkei genkai? Do you think they’ll ever be revealed at some point in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations? And what do you think these natures would look like? Let me know in the comments.

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