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Questions tagged [naruto]

Naruto is a shounen manga/anime by Masashi Kishimoto about the young ninja Uzumaki Naruto who strives to become the "Hokage", the leader of his village.

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Is the Hyuuga main family's juinjutsu a Swastika?

In Naruto, the Hyūga clan is divided into two houses: the main house and the branch house. The main house members brand the branch house members with a Juinjutsu (Cursed mark), which has the objective ...
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Why does Tobi put up a goofball facade initially?

This question contains spoilers Tobi introduced himself as Madara to Nagato and Konan. Zetsu knows his real identity. He showed his real face to Kisame. Itachi at least knows that Tobi is not a ...
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Why do some Sharingan eyes have unique Mangekyou abilities?

Itachi, Sasuke, Madara's Sharingan and Danzo's "Sharingan" eyes have the "standard" Mangekyou abilities of Amaterasu, Tsukuyomi, Susanoo, Izanagi and Izanami. (Granted not all of them have used all ...
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Why are hidden villages called such?

There are several hidden villages, which are supposed to be hidden (it is all in the name..!) But, everyone (at least everyone who matters) seem to know where these hidden villages are. Or, are at ...
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Did Jiraiya meet Naruto by chance?

According to the Naruto Wiki page on Jiraiya, he "left Konoha so he could follow Orochimaru's movements, as well as those of "Akatsuki", an organization which Orochimaru had eventually joined." ...
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Origin of the phrase “Hyuga are Konoha's strongest”

I have seen it being used in the episodes where Konoha was invaded by Orochimaru when Hinata's father engages the enemy stating that. Now I see that being used in the current ninja war when Neji ...
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How to summon a different animal using Kuchiyose?

As we know, every ninja needs to sign a contract to summon an animal. However, Sasuke suddenly summoned a hawk, after summoning snakes all the time. How can someone change the animal he summons?
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How are the bijuu adapted from real mythology?

I know that the nine-tails exists in many anime series (The notables are Naruto and Pokemon), as well as I also know that the two-tails is adapted from Japanese mythology (The Nekomata, a cat with a ...
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How was it possible to summon Sasori with Edo Tensei?

As we know, Sasori has This question also states that when summoned by Edo Tensei, the reincarnated seem to retain any permanent body damage and physical limitations they received during their ...
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Do we know how Senju Hashirama died?

The wiki says that Hashirama died shortly after the creation of Konohagakure. Do we know how he died? I mean, he was powerful enough to stand up to Madara, so I feels like it would be no small thing ...
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What happens when Naruto is talking to the Kyuubi?

When Naruto is talking to the Kyuubi is his mind or his spirit inside the Kyuubi? What happens while he is running? Does he have something like an autopilot?
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Why wasn't Jiraiya brought back by Nagato?

When Nagato used the Outer Path technique to revive the citizens of Konoha killed in the attack, why wasn't Jiraiya revived as well? It was revealed that the original plan was for Madara to be ...
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What is the difference between a regular wall and the wall Kakashi summoned?

In chapter 420, Kakashi summoned the wall of dogs (Doton: Doryūheki). It looks just like an ordinary earth element wall, except that it has bulldog sculptures on it. It's already known that ...
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Why wasn't Jiraiya brought back with Edo Tensei?

Was it ever explained why Jiraiya wasn't brought back via Edo Tensei when just about every other powerful ninja in history was? From my understanding, the summoner only needs a good bit of genetic ...
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At which age are ninjas revived with Edo-Tensei?

The question is easy: At which age are people, when they are revived using Edo-Tensei? Are they exactly of that age they died? Or can the user of Edo-Tensei decide, how old the ninjas are?
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What does Tobi mean by “There lies truth in a single consciousness that has abandoned all individuality”?

In Chapter 594, Tobi says, "There lies truth in a single consciousness that has abandoned all individuality." What is the context of this statement? Is there something specific he is referring to?
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Are people aware of who Naruto's parents are?

Every villager in Konoha is aware that Naruto has the Kyuubi sealed inside of him. Is anyone in the village or elsewhere (other than Kakashi and Jiraiya, that I remember knew) aware that he is the ...
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Why don't people utilize the Rinnegan to its fullest?

This question contains spoilers for anime viewers and early manga readers. We've seen Nagato use his Rinnegan to the fullest, using the Rikudo technique (to control 6 bodies) He utilized all 6 paths ...
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Is it possible to duplicate eyes?

This question contains spoilers for anime viewers and early manga viewers. Is this exploitable? Can I repeat this cycle of transplant and revive to duplicate strong eyes? How does that work really?
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How could Sasuke match Lee's speed?

In episode 22 of Naruto, when Lee fights Sasuke, we have seen Lee open the first Gate, after which he claims to have supreme speed to launch his attack. But (not far away) in episode 66, Sasuke ...
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What is the symbol on Kakashi's ninja dogs' backs?

Every one of Kakashi's ninja dogs has a symbol on its back that looks like a face: What is this symbol and what is its meaning?
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Is Haku a man or a woman?

In Naruto, Haku is a rogue Ninja that fights along Zabuza. He has a sad history of death and mistreatment that I won't treat here. In any case, the Haku's peculiarity is that although he looks/...
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What is the secret behind Tobi's GPS-like technique?

Tobi has displayed the ability to be able to accurately locate and teleport to any other character (He displayed it with Naruto, Sasuke, the sealed Gold and Silver brothers, and more). How does that ...
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What constitutes as an Yin/Yang/Yinyang element technique?

As we know, the Naruto "Table of the elements" consists of more than just the basic 5. In addition to all of the combination elements, (Wood, Ice, etc), we also have the three rather bizarre Yin, ...
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Why didn't the First and Second Hokage's fight with full power against the Third?

When revived by Orochimaru, the First and Second were sent to fight the Third, however, we know today that: Moreover! With those abilities, plus immortality, they couldn't have possibly lost against ...
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Is that jutsu really the Edo Tensei?

I know the title probably needs to be changed, but I wasn't sure how to put it spoiler-free. The question follows as a block, for its 'spoilery' nature for anyone who hasn't seen Naruto Shippuden up ...
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What number comes after the Godaime Hokage?

I'll make a spoiler block of it all, since this can be a spoiler to anyone who hasn't seen/read the Pain and the Five Kage Summit arcs. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?
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Where do Kekkei Genkai abilities (genetic abilities) originate from?

In Naruto there is a group of abilities called Kekkei Genkai (血継限界). They are told to be "genetic" abilities which are (usually) passed down genetically within specific clans. Notably, the eye ...
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Is it possible to combine all five chakra elements?

The title says it all... but I'll elaborate: Initially we see techniques derived from a single chakra element (Katon, Doton, Suiton, Fuuton and Raiton). These are the most common, since usually a ...
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How did the Hashirama and Madara statues at the Valley of the End come to be?

Were they built by traditional means (as they would've been in our world)? Were they created via some sort of ninjutsu that shaped the rocks that were there? Or was it erected by some sort of Doton ...
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How do Gai's Gates work?

During the Chunin exam, Shouldn't this be too much for him?
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Does Tobi control his teleportation consciously?

When Tobi uses his selective teleportation power that causes objects to pass through him, does he have to think about it when he does it, or is it automatic? I'm trying to find out if he is ...
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Is it possible for a Byakugan user to awaken the Rinnegan?

Well... the title says it! I ask this because, supposedly, Hyuuga and Uchiha are descendants of the Rikudou's eldest son (at least I am under that impression). In that way, does the Byakugan have any ...
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How did Nagato gain his Rinnegan?

How was it exactly that Nagato came upon his Rinnegan? Madara states that it was his, and that he gave it to him: how did he do that? Did he transplant it into Nagato, or did he transfer it otherwise?...
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What was Kakuzu's original chakra nature element?

Kakuzu, an Akatsuki member who works with Hidan as a pair, has a unique ability. His body is full of black strings that he can use to steal the organs of his opponents. He uses this ability in order ...
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Why isn't Tobi blind yet?

There is a Naruto character named Tobi who maintains his eyesight though his special ability should have caused a great amount of macular degeneration. The following includes extensive spoilers. So ...
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Which episodes of the Naruto anime are core plot and which are filler?

For both the original Naruto series and Shippuuden, which episodes should I watch if I want to avoid the filler? I'm only interested in core plot and character developments. To make this question a ...
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What is Hidan's Source of Power?

Hidan is probably the most misunderstood character in Naruto. He has the ability to survive pretty much anything (including decapitation), and is able to remote-injure opponents whose blood he tasted, ...
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What does the fist bump mean in Naruto?

At first I thought Killer Bee only used it as a rap gesture. Later on it was shown as a way to compare and equalize forces between two people. Even later, Naruto was shown doing it with Kurama, to ...
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How does the substitution jutsu work?

Almost every character in the Naruto series, from minor character to boss level character, uses this jutsu (Kawarimi no Jutsu). Ever since I started watching the series, I wanted to know how this ...
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Why does Naruto have a catch phrase?

In both the anime and manga Naruto often ends his sentences with either "dattebayo" or "believe it" in the English translations. Why is this a thing? Is it meant to further his character or provide ...
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Do ninjas have extended lifespans?

Most ninjas probably don't live very long by the nature of their work. They die on missions, in wars, in raids, while being ambushed by other ninjas, during testing, etc. However, the handful of ...
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How is it that a Sharingan can work when it's been transplanted?

If the various "superpower" ninja traits are considered "blood traits," how is it someone like Kakashi, who is in no way related to the Uchiha clan, can use the Sharingan Eye technique? More fully: ...
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What are Madara Uchiha's weaknesses?

At his current state, how could Madara possibly be defeated? Any physical attack/Taijutsu would be easily deflected by either: The Susano'o The Gunbai (war fan, which proved to easily negate a ...
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List of surviving Uchiha

I originally thought that the only surviving members after the Uchiha massacre were Sasuke and Itachi, but more and more seem to be revealed. Is there a canonical list of surviving members of the ...
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How can Madara still stick around even after the Edo Tensei had been ended?

Edo Tensei is a technique to revive the dead, and bind their souls into living bodies. However, after releasing the technique, all of the dead should get back into being dead. How can Madara still ...