"Love breeds sacrifice… which breeds hatred… Then you can know pain."
Nagato was a fair-skinned man with chin-length red hair (a colour which is a trademark of the Uzumaki clan) with his most noticeable trait being his
Rinnegan eyes. As a child, his hair would regularly hang off his face blocking the view of his eyes; his
normal eyes are never seen.
Nagato grew into a tall man, but after subjecting himself to the Summoning: Demonic Statue of the Outer Path, Nagato was reduced to an emaciated version of his former self with chakra receivers implanted into his back, one in each of his shoulder joints, smaller ones in his forearms and two metal-like screw under his collar bones, near his shoulder joint. Nagato uses a mechanical walker for mobility, which could fire Chakra Disruption Blades for personal defence. He was the only Akatsuki member never seen wearing the organisation's uniform and he ceased wearing a slashed out forehead protector after defeating Hanzō.
Nagato was a sensitive, kind boy, prone to crying, and was traumatised by the idea of killing others, even if it was to save his friend Yahiko. Scared and unsure
of his place in the world, he desired to help those he cared about, but never knew how. As an adult, he is consistently respectful and
kind to Konan, who he claims to be his "angel" in Amegakure. He is shown protecting her, without request or hesitation
from Jiraiya before his battle with his former teacher. Apparently, she was the only Akatsuki member that addressed him by name. He was aware of Konan's feelings towards Yahiko and left them alone to have personal time together.
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Deva Path (天道, Tendō)
Grants Nagato the ability to
manipulate attractive and repulsive forces.
Asura Path (修羅道, Shuradō)
Grants Nagato the ability to summon mechanised armour, augmenting his body with extra limbs and various robotic weaponry.
Human Path (人間道, Ningendō)
Grants the user the ability to remove the soul of any
target they touched as well as read their mind.
Animal Path (畜生道, Chikushōdō)
Grants Nagato the ability to summon various creatures which all possess the Rinnegan.
Preta Path (餓鬼道, Gakidō)
Grants Nagato the ability to
absorb an infinite amount of
chakra in any form using the Blocking Technique Absorption Seal.
[u]Naraka Path (地獄道, Jigokudō)
Grants Nagato two
main abilities: interrogation and restoration, by using the King of Hell.
Outer Path (外道, Gedō)
This is the seventh path, an ability granted to the wielder of the Rinnegan. With the Outer Path, Nagato is able to control life and death by reviving the dead and also bind and restrict foes.
When Nagato was very young, and without his knowledge, Madara Uchiha transplanted his Rinnegan into him, thus causing the young man to possess both Senju and Uchiha DNA. During the time of the Second Shinobi World War, Nagato lived with his parents in a village somewhere near Amegakure until one day when two Konoha shinobi broke into their home, in
search of food and believing it was abandoned. Nagato's
parents, intent to protect their child for who they believed to be killers, died attacking the Konoha ninja, who mistook them for enemy shinobi. In his grief,
Nagato used the Rinnegan for the first time and killed the assailants. Nagato would eventually come to regard this as the first of two great sources of pain in his life, only later realising that it was him who had killed the two shinobi. The orphaned Nagato wandered
the country, travelling from
house to house alongside a dog named Chibi, begging for food. Eventually, Nagato started to starve and later collapsed, which lead to him being found by Konan, who gave him a loaf of bread before taking him to the
hideout she and Yahiko had made their home. At first, Yahiko was reluctant to have another mouth to feed, but reconsidered having Nagato hang around dueto both boys sharing the dream of a world without suffering. The three then began to search for food, often stealing it to survive. One day, Chibi was killed in the crossfire from Hanzō's fight with several Konoha shinobi, including the Sannin, with Nagato and the other orphans later mourning the dog's death. As the war was nearing its conclusion, the
three orphans encountered the Sannin themselves. Although Orochimaru intended to kill the children to put them out of their
misery, Jiraiya decided to remain in Amegakure to teach the trio to protect themselves. Soon after Jiraiya began living with the orphans, Nagato and Yahiko were attacked by a chūnin from Iwagakure. The need to protect his friend caused
Nagato to unknowingly use
his Rinnegan once again to
defend Yahiko, killing the
ninja. When Jiraiya found out
about this, he decided to train them in ninjutsu. Nagato was very emotional about killing the ninja and asked Jiraiya for help so he could protect Konan and Yahiko. Jiraiya's response
was for Nagato to grow up and to use his eyes to find the peace that they both desired for the world. Three years later, the orphans had become competent
ninja, so Jiraiya returned to Konoha. Over the years, news of the three's exploits would reach Jiraiya, often consisting of the death of someone who opposed them.Eventually, he received word that they had all died. In truth, Nagato, Konan, and Yahiko began a quest to find peace by forming the organisation Akatsuki with Yahiko as its leader. They became full-fledged Amegakure ninja and gathered followers who
shared their philosophies as well as their dream of an end to all conflict. At some point, Obito Uchiha and Zetsu found Nagato, with Obito introducing himself as Madara Uchiha. Fearing that Akatsuki would become a threat to his regime, Hanzō schemed with Danzō of Konoha's Root to eliminate its three leading members by making it seem that Hanzō wanted to discuss peace. Once the trap was sprung, Hanzō placed Nagato in a position where he could either kill Yahiko or watch Konan die. Not wanting
Nagato to make such a choice, Yahiko impaled himself with a kunai that was placed in Nagato's hand. In his final moments, Yahiko told Nagato to survive as he believed him to be the saviour that Jiraiya spoke
of. The death of his friend
marked the second great pain of Nagato's life. Devastated as he retrieved
Konan along with Yahiko's
corpse, a furious Nagato
launched an attack on Hanzō's men . . .
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This is Nagato before he is crippled.