Can Akatsuki's leader Pain (Nagato) read minds with the ocular powers of his Rinnegan?

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    what gives you the impression that he could? have you seen anything that would suggest he could?
    – Memor-X
    Mar 30, 2018 at 10:56
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    Are you referring to the Human Path? Mar 30, 2018 at 14:53
  • Yeah, I think he is referring to the Human Path. Mar 31, 2018 at 11:42

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The Rinnegan user is bestowed with the Six Paths power. And weirdly, there are seven paths:

1. Deva Path: Allows one to manipulate attractive and repulsive forces.

2. Asura Path: Grants the user mechanized limbs, weaponry and armor.

3. Human Path: Gives the ability to remove a soul and so, read a person's mind.

4. Animal Path: Lets the user summon a wide variety of creatures.

5. Preta Path: Which can absorb all forms of chakra, including most ninjutsu.

6. Naraka Path: Through which one can summon and control the King Of Hell.

7. Outer Path: Through which one rules over both life and death.

As Nagato was crippled, he used the Outer Path to manipulate the six corpses (the Pain who fought Naruto & Jiraiya), and channeled other Paths through the Chakra Rods.

And so, by using the Human Path, Pain can read other people's minds.

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