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Sage Morphing | Sennin Henge
In many ancient cultures there are legends of shapeshifters. People who take on animal forms to obtain superhuman powers.
American Indian Skinwalkers:
According to the Book of the Navajo, the practice of animal emulation began with a hunter who thought of using the head of a deer so that he could approach them more closely to kill them. He was unsuccessful until the Gods came and showed him not only how to make the mask but how to emulate the animal. The practice of wearing the skins of the deer and emulating them began for the purpose of hunting. Locke also links the practice of witchcraft involving animal emulation and shape shifting to the Navajo folk tale of Coyote's wife. Believing that Coyote had been murdered, his wife takes the form of a bear and begins to curse and slay her husband's killers with witchcraft. The association of skin-walkers with Coyote is a prevalent belief in both their common usage of coyote skins and reputations of being tricksters. Skinwalkers are known as a Native American version of a Loup-garou. Even children have been known to become a skinwalker.
A werewolf, also known as a lycanthrope (from the Greek λυκάνθρωπος: λύκος, lykos, "wolf", and ἄνθρωπος, anthrōpos, "man"), is a mythological or folkloric human with the ability to shapeshift into a wolf or an anthropomorphic wolf-like creature, either purposely or after being placed under a curse and/or lycanthropic affliction via a bite or scratch from a werewolf, or some other means. This transformation is often associated with the appearance of the full moon, as popularly noted by the medieval chronicler Gervase of Tilbury, and perhaps in earlier times among the ancient Greeks through the writings of Petronius.
In addition to the natural characteristics inherent to both wolves and humans, werewolves are often attributed strength and speed far beyond those of wolves or men. The werewolf is generally held as a European character, although its lore spread through the world in later times. Shape-shifters, similar to werewolves, are common in tales from all over the world, most notably amongst the Native Americans, though most of them involve animal forms other than wolves.
Huli - jing:
In Chinese mythology, it is believed that all things are capable of acquiring human forms, magical powers, and immortality, provided that they receive sufficient energy, in such forms as human breath or essence from the moon and the sun.
The fox spirits encountered in tales and legends are usually females and appear as young, beautiful women.
The Greeks also spoke of cynanthropy (Kynior, dog). Cynanthropy, sometimes spelled kynanthropy, is applied to shapeshifters who alternate between dog form and human form, or to beings that do not shapeshift but possess combined dog and human anatomical features. It is also used for real persons suffering from the delusion that they are dogs. After lycanthropy, cynanthropy is the best known term for a specific variety of therianthropy.
European folklore usually depicts werecats who transform into domestic cats, sometimes of an enlarged size, or panthers. African legends describe people who turn into lions or leopards, while Asian werecats are typically depicted as becoming tigers. The transformation of each individual animal feline form possesses its own version of the "were" title, for instance werelions, wereleopards, werejaguars, werecheetah, and werepanthers. The general classification of werecat typically applies to all, excluding circumstances between werecats, whom identify each species by the appropriate specific title. Werecats have been represented as typically living in prides regardless of sub-classification.
Description on the Abilities and Inner Workings of the Style:Sage morphing is a specialized branch of Senjutsu that makes simultaneous use of senjutsu along with transformation technique.
Natural energy works in different ways, apart from enhancing all of the user’s capabilities if it’s not properly balanced it initiates body transformations. There are numerous known cases all of which had something to do with transformations in physical appearances:
- Sage mode, Kabuto’s version: While humanoid, kabuto yakushi grew horns, scales and areas of pigmentation around his eyes that extended till his shoulder blade. The ability was a granted change in appearance simply by entering Sage mode while being a snake summoner.
- Sage mode, Jiraiya’s version: Jiraiya’s version of imperfect sage mode had his appearance altered heavily. He also showed the ability to transform his limbs (e.g. his hands and feet) into those of frogs so as to aid in maneuverability. The transformation was a result of failure to balance chakra along with natural energy, similar to how naruto began to transform in a toad while learning Senjutsu.
- Jugo’s Sage transformation technique: Juugo’s clan had the ability to passively absorb Natural energy, although they didn’t turn into statues, it did granted demonic features and the ability to freely transform their bodies.
- Orochimaru’s cursed seal technique, level 2: Initiated transformations similar to Sage transformation of Jugo’s clan. The ability was related to natural energy.
Sage morphing uses the user’s expertise in transformation technique and imagination along with the influence of senjutsu to make real vivid transformation that are more or less permanent unless the user ends a technique cuts his natural energy supply. For the duration of the transformation technique, senjutsu energy is passively absorbed to aid the transformation while still allowing the user to move, this ability is the result of extensive Senjutsu usage when the user eventually becomes adept to absorb very small fractions of natural energy even while moving. The energy isn’t enough initiate a sage mode transformation or allow use of a Sage technique but enough to actively source the energy for transformation techniques. In a more practical situation this may help access Sage mode quicker than the average time required, roughly half the time (if it takes 10 seconds to properly enter sage mode, 5 seconds for the CFS user) and extend the users Sage mode duration by 3 more turns.
Transformations attained by Sage morphing are not in any way similar to Sage transformation, cursed seal or Piston fist. They are actual transformations made realistic by the use of Senjutsu, where they give the user various advantages of shape and form, growing wings for instance as well as additional effects such as an upgraded killing intent from particularly scary transformations; this may be both the result of Appearances and natural energy’s role in making them real.
User could also disguise himself better when he copies the appearance of another person; he would go down to incredible details from smell, accents, unique traits and even chakra signature. This does not however include unique abilities or dojutsu, but so long it extends to just appearances even that could be copied.
Using the style does have limitations or drawbacks however:
- Transformations must always be of living creatures, if the user transforms into an inanimate no living object, due to the realistic effects of the transformation. User could permanent transform into the object and die or rather seize to exist, well at least as a living being.
- Transformations with effects other than altering, appearance, size and anatomy must be submitted as separate techniques. The earlier is a passive ability however.
- Lastly, there is always a risk involved when using Senjutsu, user could end up transforming in a statue: to avoid that.
User of this CFS carry objects similar to fukasaku’s stick that was used to prevent naruto from transforming into a statue, these objects can be an article of clothing or additional equipment. In the midst of battle, these equipment can be used to filter/absorb/push back natural energy from the users body to save the person from his demise.
Sage Morphing: Chaos (Sennin Henge: Ranmyaku)
Chakra cost: 40 (+10 per turn)
Damage Points: N/a
Description: Chaos is a Sage morphing technique born of negative and dark memories and the sins of the user; it’s a person dark side taking physical form, an executioner and harbinger of death who comes during the user’s state of mental imbalance. Chaos has a satanic appearance, large black wings, pale skin and yellow glowing eyes. Adding to the theme, the hairs grows longer and stiffens making spikes along with the users cloth, being shredded in various areas. Gauntlets and knee guards appears that reflect a demon’s limbs and metallic ribs cover the abdominal area. The user’s chakra becomes similar to that of a cursed seal, dark and purple-ish in color. The area where the user’s heart is present begins to glow.
-Murderous intent improves by 5 fold. And user becomes emotionless therefore providing immunity against genjutsu, killing intent and any other technique that affects the users emotions. User is still affected to genjutsu that do not affect the emotions however.
-User gains the ability to sense murderous intent, distinguish between several people and determine the strength of each person’s killing intent.
-User’s Fire and Lightning techniques do additional damage (+15) due to natural energy.
-User’s Genjutsu improves by 1 rank, excluding forbidden techniques. I.e. B rank genjutsu becomes A rank, and A rank becomes S rank. But S rank and forbidden ranked genjutsu don’t improve.
-User is able to use Senjutsu techniques while the mode lasts.
-Lasts 5 turns
-User is unable to use Sage Morph or other Senjutsu techniques for 2 turns after the mode ends.
-Cannot be activated at the same time as Sage mode or any other Senjutsu mode, including other Sage morphing transformations.
Additional effects and Restrictions:
-Improved transformation abilities.
-Ability to passively absorb senjutsu, although only sufficient to source the chakra for the modes used in this style.
-Due to the senjutsu chakra regulating around the user at all times, his physical strength and durability increases (+5 damage to all taijutsu)as well as ninjutsu abilities (+5 damage to all ninjutsu).
-Learner must be a Senjutsu user.
±± Declined ±± Well, the idea is awesome and its well worded...but for a Custom Clan. It can't fit what a CFS is or would be or would even enable to do. This is basically beyond the simple concept of a custom close combat style of fighting. However, this would make one heck of a custom clan Vincent. Really.