You have to be born with the ability. She was born with the ability to use lava and boil but not wood. Water is most likely her affinity. She was not born with wood release. Kekkei genkai is a bloodline limit. It is not in her blood to use it. I have black hair and dark eyes but I can assure you I look nothing like another person you know with black hair and dark eyes.
Kekkai Genkai (specific ones) are able to mix these 2
Mei has the kekkei genkai to mix fire and earth into lava.
She doesnt have the kekkei genkai to mix water and earth.
She has the kekkei genkai to mix fire and water into steam/acid/boil or how they call this one.
You dont just have the ability to mix any 2 elements into a new one.
Kurotsuchi has water, fire and earth, but she can only use lava (fire and earth).
Mokuton is just a combination of Earth and Water, pretty much like how Fire and Earth makes Lava, nothing special.
You need to be naturally born and gifted with those two elements being merged by birth, which is why it's called Kekkei Genkai. Me, on the other hand, was gifted to be able to combine only two of those three affinity mentioned. It is a special bloodline that combines both, which is why it cannot be copied because it's imprinted in their DNA by default. Much like how Uchiha's eyes Haku's ice, it's only passed down by genetics to have that in you.
With Mei, again, she was born with the affinity of Earth+Fire & Water+Fire. I suppose Kishi didn't want others having such a rare gift, so she gave Mei other awesome classifications
Originally Posted by Shika88
According to this, Mei has Water and Earth, but doesn't have the Kekkei Genkai Mokuton --> no mokuton.
On the other hand, Mei has Water and Fire, and has th Kekkei Genkai Steam (forgot the Japanese word) --> Steam!
Yoton - > Lava Release
Futton -> Mist Release
OffTopic: Yeah! Go Mei Terumi! She's my favorite too ;D haha
Last edited by Direcorpse; 10-08-2012 at 08:06 PM.