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The Rinnegan



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The Rinnegan, (literally meaning "Samsara Eye") is revered as the most powerful of all the three great dōjutsu. The Rinnegan was believed by most to be nothing more than a legend until it was shown with Nagato's appearance in the manga. First still believed to be lost, then believed to be a mutation that just happened at random, the Rinnegan seen in Nagato has been confirmed to actually belong to Uchiha Madara. After his fight with Senju Hashirama, the injured Madara infused Hashirama's cells into his body. While at first nothing happened, near the end of his life, Madara awoke the Rinnegan. By having both lineages of the Sage of Six Paths merged into one vessel (both the Senju and the Uchiha lines, meaning the Eyes and Body of the Sage of Six Paths), the Rinnegan awoke. Because his life was at an end, Madara eventually transplanted his eyes into an Uzumaki child, Nagato. Believing that the Uzumaki life force and vitality, also derived from the Senju clan, would be enough to wield the power of the Rinnegan, Madara hoped to use Nagato to later revive him using the Outer Path's abilities and domination over life and death, leaving the guidance and influence over Nagato to be exerted by his follower, Uchiha Obito. His plan, however, was foiled, as Nagato eventually decided to sacrifice his life to return Konoha's villagers to life after his attack. Obito then became the third bearer of Madara's original eyes, implanting one of the Rinnegan into his left eye socket. Madara was later revived through Kabuto's Edo Tensei, manifesting the Rinnegan and showcasing his mastery over it. This dōjutsu is shaped like a ripple-like pattern around the pupil, with a grayish-purple iris and sclera. Unlike the Sharingan and the Byakugan, Nagato and Obito seemed unable to deactivate the eye. On the other side, Madara has shown that he can go from his Sharingan stages to his Rinnegan and back. Its likely that, being based on the Sharingan, the Rinnegan when implanted onto another ninja, behaves the same, becoming impossible to deactivate.


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Rinnegan Abilities

-Equal full mastery of all of the 5 chakra natures. The user has no specific elemental specialty, being able to use all elemental chakras with increased speed with the same ease. The exception is Obito Uchiha and Madara who are known as Fire Specialists.
-Access to the Six Paths, as well as the Seventh Path; the Outer Path
-Like all dōjutsu, the user is able to see chakra and the chakra flow of other targets. However, the degree of some of the abilities of the dōjutsu seem to vary from user to user. Madara was seen using the Rinnegan and having the same reactions and visual prowess as he has with EMS, showing no noticeable drawback or loss of perception. Nagato however, seemed to have the same visual prowess as a 3 Tomoe Sharingan albeit with a slightly lesser clarity of perception, mainly towards fast movement and minor details. Obito's use of this dōjutsu hasn't been clear since he still possesses his normal Sharingan in his right eye socket, making it meaningless to assess the correct level of visual prowess between both eyes.
-The user can make use of chakra rods to transmit his chakra and manifest the rinnegan (while sharing its field of vision) in summons or Edo Tensei summons. However, this can only be done by summons created for the animal path and Edo Tensei summons, not custom contracts summons.



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The Six Paths

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The Six Paths Technique (六道の術, Rikudō no Jutsu) is the origin of the unique techniques bestowed by the Rinnegan. In total there are actually seven of these paths that grant the user powerful and near god-like abilities:

The Deva Path (天道, Tendō)

It represents control over Heaven and Earth; the power of Gods. Gods exert absolute control over the forces around them. In more practical terms it allows one to manipulate both attractive and repulsive forces as well as gravity forces.

The Asura Path (修羅道, Shuradō)

It represents control over ones Body; its the power of a Demi-God. Demi-Gods exert control over their own existence through their imagination. It pertains to the control ones Imagination can apply to Oneself. In a more practical term, it grants the user mechanised limbs, weaponry and armour; the ability to change their body to suit ones needs.

The Human Path (人間道, Ningendō)

It represents control over the Human Soul; its the power of Humans. Humans greatest asset is their soul, which represents their unique and undeniable identity. Its that same Soul that gives humans their resilience and their life. In reality, this path gives the ability to remove a soul, to manipulate ones soul or even to read a person's mind.

The Animal Path (畜生道, Chikushōdō)

It represents control over the Animal condition. Animals are, together with humans, the only other set of sentien beings in the world but embody the primal instincts of life. In essence it allows the user to summon a wide variety of powerful creatures. These creatures however, appear to be, in one way or the other, different from normal creatures existing in nature. Their origin is unknown and it has been hinted that they might be creations made with the Animal Path itself. The Animal Path also allows an increased mastery over the summoning technique to a degree that one may not even need more than one handseal or a blood sacrifice and even be able to summon other people.

The Preta Path (餓鬼道, Gakidō)

It represents control over the Insatiable Hunger. Insatiable Hunger is the feeling inside every being to achieve more; the hunger to consume to grow. In reality, it pertains to the ability or abilities that will allow the user to absorb all forms of chakra, including ninjutsu all together, and use that energy to himself.

The Naraka Path (地獄道, Jigokudō)

It represents the connection to the Underworld of Torment; the realm of the afterlife. Through this path one can summon and control the King of Hell and access its abilities to regenerate others or to exert judgment over one's actions.

The Outer Path (外道, Gedō)

It represents divine control over destiny; control over death, the certain destiny of everyone. Through this path, the user can access the King of Hell and through it revive those who died.


These were all originally abilities that were used by one person, the Sage of Six Paths. The first time, however, they were shown, they were divided amongst different vessels who could not access each path but in fact only one. Because Nagato was crippled early on in his lifetime, he needed to create the Six Paths of Pein. Through the use of the Outer Path, he was able to control six corpses as additional bodies and channel one of the first six aforementioned abilities into each, thus compensating for his physical limitations. However, while the strength and speed of the techniques are greater when used through the main body than when used through the corpses, and multiple Paths can also be activated simultaneously by the main body, there are advantages granted by the use of corpses. As the main body's vision is linked to the Rinnegan possessed by the corpses, the user is able to easily coordinate their movements and is given a form of protection, since the user can control the corpses from a distance, rather than putting their own body at risk. Later on, when revived, Nagato showed the ability to use all of the Six Paths through his own body, an ability later present also on Madara Uchiha and Obito Uchiha.

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Usage
  • Obito and Madara bios can only have one path activated at a given time.
  • Once the user has gained access to the Six Paths for more than 1 month, he can activate them with no move cost (but Nagato bios will only be able to activate two per turn), were as before the 1 month passed, activating a path will always cost a move.
  • Six Paths of Pein bios don't need to activate the paths, as each body actively embodies one.
  • To create remotely linked Edo Tensei Summons or Corpses (using the chakra rods and the Outer Paths abilities), one needs permission from the RP Moderators.


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