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When Kimimaro enters the second level of his cursed seal, his spine grows longer to give him a tail-like appendage. For this technique, Kimimaro removes that spine to use as a weapon. Cartilage between the individual vertebrae makes the spine flexible for use as a whip, and the cartilage can be stretched further to increase the whip's range.[1] The vertebrae are also modified to have spikes, making it easier for them to hook into targets. When this spine whip is wrapped around a target, it holds them in place, making it easier to kill them with Dance of the Clematis: Flower.[2]

Trivia

  • Clematis florida is of the genus clematis. It's a perennial ivy that grows flowers coloured white or deep purple.[3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Tō no Sho, page 256
  2. Naruto chapter 216
  3. Tō no Sho, page 207
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