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In the anime Madara absorbs the Divine Tree with his rinnegan. How did he do that? Does Madara's rinnegan have the same powers of absorbing as Obito's Mangekyo Sharingan or is it just a plot-hole?

  • I dont think there is a real answer for that, but i would guess it was because its part of the body of the 10 tails, and he had the 10 tails chakra inside of himself. Rinnegan can also allow the user to perform almost any jutsu – Ryan Jul 1 '16 at 15:27
  • Think of the tree as a form of energy, chakra, rather than an actual tree. Because, that is the true nature of the God Tree. Therefore, Madara can absorb chakra using his Rinnegan. – Ero Sɘnnin Jul 1 '16 at 15:47
  • There is no exact answer for this question but according to me it must be as similar as absorbing chakra. – Light Yagami Jul 1 '16 at 20:45
  • @Ryan Yeah, but it seems illogical to me that the tree was absorbed while in the tree state not as 10 tails. – T4yl0r Jul 2 '16 at 7:26
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    @Ero Sennin I understood now. Thanks. I didn't know that the beasts are pure chakra. – T4yl0r Jul 3 '16 at 14:03
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First, it's not the Rinnegan that absorbed the divine tree/ten-tails; it's the jutsu Madara weaved that summoned it. Obito did the same thing too to become the ten-tails jinchuriki.

Take a look at these pictures from the anime and manga for yourself:

Episode 414 (On the Brink of Death) enter image description here

Chatper 663 (Absolutely) enter image description here

Second, Obito's Mangekyo Sharingan allows him to absorb objects into another dimension. Madara is absorbing the ten-tails into himself. There's a difference. Therefore, it's not a plot hole.

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There is no exact answer for your question, but it appears that the God Tree willed itself to be absorbed by Madara as mentioned in the Naruto Wiki.

Just before Madara Uchiha absorbed the Ten-Tails into himself, a voice spoke to him, willing him to "Absorb me. The God Tree… the Ten-Tails. Absorb everything."

and in addition..

In the anime, the God Tree is shown to have a will of its own..

And also, I've read above comments which is agreeable that since Madara became the vessel of the Ten-tails, he could have been able to absorb the Tree.

But no specific jutsu was mentioned.

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