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The {{translation|'''Demonic Statue of the Outer Path'''|外道魔像|Gedō Mazō|engtv=Gedo Statue}} is the empty vessel of the [[Ten-Tails]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 594, page 9</ref> It was sealed within the [[moon]] by [[Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki]] the Sage of the Six Paths — where it remained until [[Madara Uchiha]] awakened the [[Rinnegan]]. This allowed him to break the seal and [[Summoning Technique|summon]] the body, where it would be later used by [[Obito Uchiha]] and [[Nagato]] as the container for the [[tailed beasts]] that were captured by the members of [[Akatsuki]].<ref name="chpt606p145">''Naruto'' chapter 606, pages 14-15</ref>
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The {{translation|'''Demonic Statue of the Outer Path'''|外道魔像|Gedō Mazō|engtv=Gedo Statue}} is the husk of the [[Ten-Tails]] that remained after its [[chakra]] was separated from its body.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 594, page 9</ref> It was [[Six Paths — Chibaku Tensei|sealed]] in the [[moon]] by [[Hagoromo]] and [[Hamura Ōtsutsuki]],<ref name="d4pg71">Fourth Databook, page 71</ref> where it remained until [[Madara Uchiha]] awakened the [[Rinnegan]]. This allowed him to break the seal and [[Summoning: Demonic Statue of the Outer Path|summon]] the statue down to [[Geography|Earth]],<ref name="ch606">''Naruto'' chapter 606, pages 13-15</ref> where it was used as a container for the [[tailed beasts]] captured by [[Akatsuki]].<ref name="ch255">''Naruto'' chapter 255</ref>
   
 
== Background ==
 
== Background ==
When the Sage of the Six Paths separated the Ten-Tails' [[chakra]] from its body to [[Creation of All Things|create]] the nine tailed beasts, he used [[Chibaku Tensei]] to seal the beast's husk within the newly-created moon. Many centuries later, Madara Uchiha awakened the Rinnegan and used it to break the seal and summon the husk, which he christened the ''Demonic Statue of the Outer Path''.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 606, page 13</ref>
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[[File:Statue Sealed.png|thumb|left|The Demonic Statue sealed in the moon.]]
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At the conclusion of their battle with the Ten-Tails, the brothers Hagoromo and Hamura Ōtsutsuki used [[Six Paths — Chibaku Tensei]] to transform the beast into the core of the newly-formed moon,<ref name="ch681">''Naruto'' chapter 681, page 8</ref> while also extracting the beast's chakra and sealing it in Hagoromo.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 670, page 11</ref> Hamura then took leadership of the [[Ōtsutsuki clan]] and migrated to the moon in order to guard the Ten-Tails' husk.<ref name="d4pg71"/> A millenium later, Madara Uchiha awakened the Rinnegan, which allowed him to break the seal and summon the husk out of the moon.<ref name="ch606"/>
   
Madara used the Demonic Statue as a [[Wikipedia:Catalysis|catalyst]] to cultivate [[Hashirama Senju]]'s DNA, producing a giant flowering tree containing a [[Hashirama's Artificial Body|non-sentient clone of Hashirama]]. To extend his lifespan in his old age, Madara was able to cling to life by attaching himself to the Demonic Statue via the tree, which served as a means of life support by constantly supplying him with chakra.<ref name="chpt602p12">''Naruto'' chapter 602, page 12</ref> Madara believed that the Demonic Statue and Hashirama's DNA produced [[White Zetsu Army|artificial humans]], when in actuality [[Black Zetsu]] was removing them from within the Demonic Statue, where they were stored.<ref name="chpt606p145"/><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 681, page 14</ref> It was only after convincing [[Obito Uchiha]] to carry on his preparations for the [[Eye of the Moon Plan]] that Madara disconnected himself from the Demonic Statue and with his dying breath, told the young man that until the time he was revived, he was to act using his name.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 606, pages 16-17</ref> As Madara explained to Obito, the rebirth of the Ten-Tails by sealing the tailed beasts within the Demonic Statue was vital to the Eye of the Moon Plan.
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Madara used the husk, which he named the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path, as a [[Wikipedia:Catalysis|catalyst]] to cultivate [[Hashirama Senju]]'s cells, producing a [[Hashirama's Artificial Body|non-sentient clone of Hashirama]] housed within a gigantic flowering tree. He was then able to live beyond his natural lifespan by attaching himself to the tree, which served as a means of life support by continuously supplying him with the Demonic Statue's chakra.<ref name="ch602">''Naruto'' chapter 602, page 12</ref> Madara believed that the combination of the Demonic Statue and Hashirama's cells caused [[White Zetsu Army|artificial humans]] to grow on the tree's branches,<ref name="ch606"/> but in actuality, [[Black Zetsu]] was secretly removing them from inside the statue, where they had been stored for centuries.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 681, page 14</ref> At some point, Madara transplanted his Rinnegan into [[Nagato]] without the boy's knowledge, making him the only other person capable of summoning the statue.<ref name="ch606"/> When [[Obito Uchiha]] later agreed to continue Madara's [[Eye of the Moon Plan]] following his death, the elderly [[Uchiha]] explained that he must revive the Ten-Tails by sealing the nine tailed beasts inside the statue. Madara then disconnected himself from the statue's chakra, and with his dying breath, told the young Uchiha that he was to act using his name until the time of his [[Outer Path Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique|resurrection]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 606, pages 16-17</ref>
   
[[File:Demonic Statue of the Outer Path.PNG|thumb|left|The Demonic Statue summoned by Nagato.]]
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[[File:Demonic Statue of the Outer Path.PNG|thumb|The Demonic Statue summoned by Nagato.]]
During the [[Third Shinobi World War]], an enraged and grief-fueled Nagato [[Summoning: Demonic Statue of the Outer Path|summoned]] the Demonic Statue, which pierced his back with a number of [[chakra receiver]]s and emaciated him, while giving him the power to kill all of [[Hanzō]]'s men, with only Hanzō himself escaping the altercation alive.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 447, pages 7-13</ref> As Pain, Nagato would summon the Demonic Statue whenever a [[jinchūriki]] or tailed beast was captured by [[Akatsuki]] so that the members could extract and seal the beast within it.
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In the anime, during the [[Third Shinobi World War]], Nagato unconsciously summoned the Demonic Statue in a fit of rage when [[Ame Orphans|his friends]] were injured in an enemy ambush, though he quickly regained his senses and fell unconscious, at which point the statue disappeared.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 347</ref> An enraged and grief-fueled Nagato later summoned the Demonic Statue after being forced to kill [[Yahiko]] by [[Hanzō]]. The statue pierced Nagato's back with [[black receiver]]s and drained his life force,<ref name="d4pg247">Fourth Databook, page 247</ref> leaving him permanently emaciated while also granting him a means of killing Hanzō's men, with only Hanzō himself escaping the altercation alive.<ref name="ch447">''Naruto'' chapter 447, pages 7-13</ref> As Pain, Nagato would summon the Demonic Statue whenever a [[jinchūriki]] or tailed beast was captured by Akatsuki so that the organisation's members could [[Sealing Technique: Phantom Dragons Nine Consuming Seals|seal]] the beast inside it.<ref name="ch255"/>
 
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== Appearance ==
 
== Appearance ==
The Demonic Statue is a giant, earthen-coloured humanoid entity with a decayed appearance and a number of spike-like protrusions on its back. It has nine eyes, one of which gains a light blue iris and pupil each time a tailed beast is sealed within it, though the eyes remain closed when it is summoned into battle. The statue originally wore a blindfold which completely covered its eyes; after it was summoned by Nagato to defeat Hanzō's men, holes for each of its eyes were present in subsequent appearances. The statue's arms are usually bound by shackles and it bites down on a scroll, which is held in place by two ropes extending from beneath its blindfold on either side of its head. It seemingly wears some form of robe, and when seen in the [[Mountains' Graveyard]], its ankles also appeared to be bound in shackles. At times, a [[Chakra Receiver Manifestation|black rod]] extends from its midsection similar to an [[Wikipedia:Umbilical cord|umbilical cord]]. When summoned into battle, the statue breaks its restraints, causing the scroll in its mouth to hang from the left rope like an earring. During its transformation into the Ten-Tails, the statue's mouth area changes and the protrusions on its back extend and warp in shape.
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The Demonic Statue is a giant, earthen-coloured humanoid entity with a mummified appearance, a body shaped similar to a robe, and a number of spike-like protrusions on its back. It towers over even the tailed beasts in size, with [[Gyūki]] only reaching its chin, as did members of the [[Akimichi clan]] who enlarged themselves to their [[Super Multi-Size Technique|maximum size]]. The statue has nine eyes, which usually remain closed. When opened, the eyes are featureless and white, but one gains a light blue iris each time a tailed beast is sealed inside the statue. After being summoned by Madara, the statue initially wore a blindfold that completely covered its eyes, but the blindfold gained holes for each of its eyes sometime after Nagato's encounter with Hanzō. The statue's wrists and ankles are usually bound by shackles and it bites down on a scroll, which is held in place by two ropes extending from beneath its blindfold on either side of its head. When summoned into battle, the statue breaks free of its restraints, causing the scroll in its mouth to hang from the left rope like an earring. During its transformation into the Ten-Tails, the statue's mouth widens and the protrusions on its back extend and warp in shape.
   
 
== Abilities ==
 
== Abilities ==
Only those who possess the [[Rinnegan]] are able to [[Summoning Technique|summon]] the Demonic Statue. It cannot be summoned using an [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|artificial]] Rinnegan,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 659, page 7</ref> though the [[Six Paths of Pain]] are capable of summoning it.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 254, page 16</ref> Even without the Rinnegan, those who possess both [[Uchiha]] and [[Senju]] DNA are capable of controlling the statue.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 606, page 14</ref> When summoned, the Demonic Statue bursts from the ground, emerging either partially or entirely, depending on the situation. Despite it being the depowered form of the [[Ten-Tails]], it appears to be indestructible and invincible, due to the fact that over the course of the entire series, it never sustained any damage at any point.
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[[File:Gedo Mazo vs. Biju.png|thumb|left|The statue overpowering the nine tailed beasts.]]
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The Demonic Statue can only be [[Summoning: Demonic Statue of the Outer Path|summoned]] through the use of the Rinnegan; artificial Rinnegan created by the [[Impure World Reincarnation]] will not suffice.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 659, page 7</ref> Though incapable of summoning the statue, non-wielders who possess the powers of both [[Uchiha]] and [[Senju]] are still able to control it.<ref name="ch606"/> The statue's summoning can also be performed through the [[Six Paths of Pain]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 254, pages 15-16</ref> Instead of requiring a blood offering like other [[summon]]s, the Demonic Statue drains its summoner's life force, a process which Nagato was able to survive due to his [[Uzumaki]] lineage, though he was left permanently emaciated.<ref name="d4pg247"/> However, both Obito and Madara could summon the statue without any adverse effects, the latter even using a blood offering to do so.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 659, pages 3-4</ref>
   
[[File:Gedo Mazo soul removal.png|thumb|The dragon-like entity from the statue removing chakra.]]
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=== Life Force and Physical Prowess ===
Rather than requiring an offering of blood as other summons do, the Demonic Statue instead drains the summoner's life force by piercing them with [[Chakra Receiver Manifestation|black rods]] upon [[Summoning: Demonic Statue of the Outer Path|being summoned]]. Nagato was able to survive this due to the powerful life force granted by his [[Uzumaki]] lineage, at which point the statue's mouth emitted a dragon capable of instantly extracting the chakra of anyone it came in contact with.<ref>Fourth Databook, page 247</ref> The members of Akatsuki utilised a [[Sealing Technique: Phantom Dragons Nine Consuming Seals|fūinjutsu]] in which nine of these dragons, formed from ''absorption chakra'' within the statue,<ref>Third Databook, page 294</ref> would surround a jinchūriki or tailed beast until the tailed beast's chakra was sealed into the statue's mouth and stored inside for future use. Nagato wanted to use these beasts to create a [[kinjutsu]] weapon that could destroy an entire country, whereas Madara and Obito intended to reassemble them into the [[Ten-Tails]]. Both Madara and Obito were able to summon the statue without having their life force drained, instead utilising a blood offering for the summoning.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 659, pages 3-4</ref>
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The Demonic Statue emanates a tremendous life force, enabling a jinchūriki of the Ten-Tails to survive the extraction of all nine tailed beasts as long as the statue remains inside them, though they will still be greatly weakened and rendered paralysed for several months.<ref name="ch656">''Naruto'' chapter 656, pages 8-9</ref> Madara was able to use the statue as a catalyst to cultivate Hashirama's cells into a gigantic tree,<ref name="ch606"/> as well as extend his lifespan by continuously absorbing the statue's chakra.<ref name="ch602"/> The [[White Zetsu Army|White Zetsu]] were also able to access its power by connecting themselves to the tree, which [[Tobi (Zetsu)|one]] did to augment his strength, enabling him to break a massive boulder.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 604, pages 1, 4</ref>
   
[[File:Gedo Mazo vs. Biju.png|thumb|left|The statue using its chains against the tailed beasts.]]
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As evident from its enormous size, the statue possesses great physical strength, enough to clash with the likes of [[Chōza]] and [[Chōji Akimichi]] in their [[Super Multi-Size Technique|colossal forms]]. It is durable enough to take one of Chōji's [[Butterfly Bullet Bombing]] punches without being pushed back, as well as stop [[Kitsuchi]]'s [[Earth Release: Sandwich Technique]] by simply outstretching its arms. It also displayed a high level of agility despite its massive size, as it could leap tremendous distances.<ref name="ch537">''Naruto'' chapter 537</ref>
The Demonic Statue is also capable of emitting [[Demonic Statue Chains|chakra chains]] from its mouth. The chains have a [[cursed seal]] which binds the power of tailed beasts, and can be used to both extract them from their jinchūriki and quickly seal them inside the statue. Using chakra receivers, Obito was able to direct the chakra of the tailed beasts sealed within the statue into their [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnated]] former [[jinchūriki]], then quickly withdraw said chakra into the statue using its chains. The statue can also create [[Demonic Statue Shockwave|shockwaves]] capable of devastating an entire battlefield and launch [[Demonic Statue Chakra Blast|blasts of chakra]] from the protrusions on its back.
 
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=== Physical Abilities ===
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=== Ninjutsu ===
As evident from its enormous size, the statue possesses great enough strength to clash with the likes of [[Chōza]] and [[Chōji Akimichi]] in their [[Super Multi-Size Technique|colossal]] forms. It is durable enough to both take one of Chōji's [[Butterfly Bullet Bombing]] punches without even being pushed back, and stop [[Kitsuchi]]'s [[Earth Release: Sandwich Technique]] by simply outstretching its arms. In the anime, it also displayed a high level of agility despite its massive size, as it could leap tremendous distances.
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[[File:Gedo Mazo soul removal.png|thumb|The phantom dragon extracting chakra.]]
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The Demonic Statue is able to emit phantom dragons formed out of [[Chakra#Absorption Chakra|absorption chakra]] from its mouth, which are capable of instantly extracting the chakra of anyone they touch.<ref name="ch447"/> The members of Akatsuki utilised a [[fūinjutsu]] in which [[Sealing Technique: Phantom Dragons Nine Consuming Seals|nine dragons]] would surround a jinchūriki or tailed beast for a period of several days until all of the tailed beast's chakra had been sealed inside the statue.<ref name="ch255"/> The tailed beasts must be sealed in order to some degree, as the statue will crumble if the [[Nine-Tails]] is not sealed last.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 353, page 5</ref> Nagato intended to use the sealed tailed beast chakra to create a [[kinjutsu]] weapon capable of destroying an entire country.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 374, page 11</ref>
   
=== Chakra and Life Force ===
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The Demonic Statue is also capable of emitting [[Demonic Statue Chains|chakra chains]] from its mouth. The chains have a [[cursed seal]] that suppresses the power of tailed beasts,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 598, page 10</ref> and can be used to both extract them from their jinchūriki and quickly seal them inside the statue.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 660</ref> The statue also serves as a source of black receivers, which can emerge from its torso in a manner similar to an umbilical cord.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 512, pages 8-9</ref> Using black receivers, Obito was able to temporarily redirect the chakra of the tailed beasts inside the statue into his Six Paths of Pain, then quickly withdraw the beasts into the statue using its chains.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 572, pages 16-17</ref> The statue can also create shock waves capable of devastating an entire battlefield, as well as launch bolts of chakra from the protrusions on its back.<ref name="ch537"/>
According to the [[Yin]] half of [[Kurama]], the statue emanates a tremendous life force.<ref name="chpt602p89">''Naruto'' chapter 656, page 8-9</ref> Obito was able to survive the extraction of all nine tailed beasts due to the statue's life force, although he was rendered paralysed.<ref name="chpt602p89" /> Madara was able to use the statue as a catalyst to cultivate [[Hashirama Senju]]'s DNA into a [[Hashirama's Artificial Body|non-sentient clone]]. The elderly Madara was then able to use the statue as a life support of sorts by connecting himself to the clone via three long chords stretching from it and continuously taking in the statue's chakra.<ref name="chpt602p12" /> Furthermore, stored within the statue were the [[White Zetsu Army|White Zetsu]] created by the [[Infinite Tsukuyomi]], which could be taken out by [[Black Zetsu]]. The White Zetsu were able to access the statue's power by connecting themselves to Hashirama's clone, which [[Tobi (Zetsu)|Tobi|one]] did to augment his strength, enabling him to break a massive boulder.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 604, pages 1, 4</ref>
 
   
 
== Part II ==
 
== Part II ==
 
=== Kazekage Rescue Mission ===
 
=== Kazekage Rescue Mission ===
[[File:Nine Dragons.jpg|thumb|The statue being used to extract Shukaku from Gaara.]]
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{{Main|Kazekage Rescue Mission}}
Years later, Nagato made it the means behind Akatsuki's [[tailed beast]] [[Sealing Technique: Phantom Dragons Nine Consuming Seals|extraction]]. When [[Sasori]] and [[Deidara]] arrive in an Akatsuki hideout with [[Gaara]], Nagato summons it to extract the [[One-Tailed Shukaku]] over a period of three days, sealing it into the statue. When the sealing begins, the bit falls from the Statue's mouth and nine dragon-like entities burst forth from the statue's mouth. As the sealing nears completion, one of the eyes corresponding to the beast that is being sealed opens. After the sealing finishes, the statue disappears.
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[[File:Nine Phantom Dragons Consuming Seals.png|thumb|left|The statue being used to extract Shukaku from Gaara.]]
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When [[Sasori]] and [[Deidara]] arrived in an Akatsuki hideout with [[Gaara]], Pain summoned the Demonic Statue to [[Sealing Technique: Phantom Dragons Nine Consuming Seals|extract and seal]] the [[One-Tailed Shukaku]]. When the sealing began, the bit fell from the statue's mouth and nine dragon-like entities burst forth, encompassing the jinchūriki's body. As the sealing neared completion, the statue's eyes opened and the eye corresponding to Shukaku gained its iris and pupil. After three days, the sealing concluded and the statue disappeared.
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=== Akatsuki Suppression Mission ===
 
=== Akatsuki Suppression Mission ===
The statue was again summoned to seal two tailed beasts, the [[Two-Tails]] and the [[Three-Tails]], during which process Nagato explains Akatsuki's goals. As a result, [[Yugito Nii]] dies.
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{{Main|Akatsuki Suppression Mission}}
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The statue was again summoned to seal two tailed beasts, the [[Two-Tails]] and the [[Three-Tails]], during which time Pain explained Akatsuki's goals to [[Hidan]]. As a result of the extraction, [[Yugito Nii]] died.
   
 
=== Itachi Pursuit Mission ===
 
=== Itachi Pursuit Mission ===
After [[Kisame]] captures [[Rōshi]], the [[Four-Tails]]' jinchūriki, he and Itachi discuss the sealing of the tailed-beasts. Itachi says that they don't need to rush to capture the Nine-Tails, since that beast is supposed to be the last one sealed, or else the statue would break apart.
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{{Main|Itachi Pursuit Mission}}
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After [[Kisame]] captured [[Rōshi]], the [[Four-Tails]]' jinchūriki, he and Itachi discussed the sealing of the tailed beasts. Itachi explained that they wouldn't need to rush the capture of the [[Nine-Tails]], since that beast must be sealed last or else the statue would break.
   
 
=== Six-Tails Unleashed ===
 
=== Six-Tails Unleashed ===
 
{{Main|Six-Tails Unleashed}}
 
{{Main|Six-Tails Unleashed}}
After the [[Six Paths of Pain]] capture [[Utakata]], the [[Six-Tails]] is extracted and sealed into the statue, resulting in his death.
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In the anime, after the [[Six Paths of Pain]] captured [[Utakata]], the [[Six-Tails]] was extracted and sealed into the statue, resulting in his death.
   
 
=== Pain's Assault ===
 
=== Pain's Assault ===
After [[Sasuke Uchiha]] captured ''"[[Killer B]]"'', the [[Eight-Tails]] jinchūriki, Akatsuki tried to seal the beast in the statue, only to see that it's actually a [[Octopus Leg Clone|fake]].
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{{Main|Pain's Assault}}
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After [[Sasuke Uchiha]] captured [[Killer B]], the [[Eight-Tails]]' jinchūriki, Akatsuki tried to seal the beast in the statue, only to discover that it was actually a [[Octopus Leg Clone|clone]], though they were able to seal a small portion of the Eight-Tails' chakra.
   
 
=== Five Kage Summit ===
 
=== Five Kage Summit ===
After Nagato's death, [[Tobi]] indicates that Nagato was just a pawn that the Demonic Statue had been synchronised with. He states he would like [[Sasuke Uchiha]] to be Nagato's replacement, but decided to wait until Sasuke was easier to manipulate.
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{{Main|Five Kage Summit}}
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After Nagato's death, [[Tobi]] indicated that Nagato was just a pawn that the Demonic Statue had been synchronised with. He stated he would like [[Sasuke Uchiha]] to be Nagato's replacement, but decided to wait until Sasuke was easier to manipulate.
   
 
=== Fourth Shinobi World War: Countdown ===
 
=== Fourth Shinobi World War: Countdown ===
After accepting the terms of [[Kabuto Yakushi]]'s alliance, Tobi reveals the statue located within the depths of his [[Mountains' Graveyard|headquarters]], seated atop of a giant lotus flower, whose stem harbours a [[Hashirama's Living Clone|copy]] of [[Hashirama Senju]]. Directing Kabuto's vision downwards to the flower's roots, housed in a deeper underground cave, Tobi presents the [[White Zetsu Army|army of enhanced White Zetsu]] that he had released using the chakra of the tailed beasts imprisoned within the statue.
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{{Main|Fourth Shinobi World War: Countdown}}
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After accepting the terms of [[Kabuto Yakushi]]'s alliance, Tobi revealed to him the statue located in the depths of his [[Mountains' Graveyard|headquarters]], seated atop the giant flowering tree that harbours [[Hashirama's Artificial Body|Hashirama's clone]]. Directing Kabuto's vision downward to the tree's roots housed in a deeper underground cave, Tobi presented the [[White Zetsu Army|army of White Zetsu clones]] that he had supposedly created using the chakra of the tailed beasts imprisoned within the statue.
   
 
=== Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation ===
 
=== Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation ===
[[File:Gedo Statue appear.png|thumb|left|The statue is summoned to the battlefield.]]
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{{Main|Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation}}
During the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]], the statue was summoned to the battlefield in order to assist Tobi in obtaining a substitute for the Nine-Tails' chakra, rampaging amongst the [[First Division]] as [[Chōza]] and [[Chōji Akimichi]] use their [[Super Multi-Size Technique]] to fight the statue. However, the statue withstood their combined assault and with the [[Demonic Statue Shockwave|shock-wave]] following a bellowing roar, sent the two of them reeling. In the wake of its destruction and in retaliation to [[Kitsuchi]]'s [[Earth Release: Sandwich Technique]], it releases another powerful [[Demonic Statue Chakra Blast|blast of chakra]], devastating the battlefield further. The statue later attempted to crush [[Darui]] and [[Shikamaru Nara]] underfoot, when they tried to prevent Tobi from taking the [[Benihisago]] and [[Kohaku no Jōhei]].
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[[File:Gedo Statue appear.png|thumb|The statue summoned to the battlefield.]]
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During the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]], Tobi summoned the Demonic Statue to the battlefield in order to obtain a substitute for the Nine-Tails, and it proceeded to rampage against the [[Allied Shinobi Forces]]' [[First Division]] as [[Chōza]] and [[Chōji Akimichi]] used their [[Super Multi-Size Technique]] to combat it. However, the statue withstood their combined assault and unleashed a shock wave following a bellowing roar, sending the two of them reeling. In the wake of its destruction and in retaliation to [[Kitsuchi]]'s [[Earth Release: Sandwich Technique]], it released powerful bolts of chakra, further devastating the battlefield. The statue then attempted to crush [[Darui]] and [[Shikamaru Nara]] underfoot when they tried to prevent Tobi from taking the [[Benihisago]] and [[Kohaku no Jōhei]] before disappearing. Retreating to a forested area, Tobi stood upon the statue's palms alongside his new [[Six Paths of Pain#Obito's Paths|Six Paths of Pain]] as dawn broke on the second day of the war.
   
Retreating to a forested area, Tobi stands atop of the statue's palms alongside his [[Six Paths of Pain#Tobi's Six Paths of Pain|Six Paths of Pain]], as dawn breaks on the second day. After [[Son Gokū]] is freed from Tobi's control during his confrontation with [[Naruto Uzumaki]] and [[Killer B]], he immediately summons the statue to his present location, where it proceeds to draw the [[Demonic Statue Chains|bound]] beast into its awaiting maw and reseals the Four-Tails inside itself. As Tobi continues to observe the ensuing battle from atop the statue, he is ultimately forced to reseal the remaining [[tailed beasts]] in the same manner as Son, when they too are freed by Naruto. The statue remained on the battlefield aiding Tobi in his fight against Naruto, B, Kakashi and Guy.
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Later, when [[Son Gokū]] was freed from Tobi's control during his confrontation with [[Naruto Uzumaki]] and [[Killer B]], he immediately summoned the statue to his location, where it proceeded to draw the [[Demonic Statue Chains|bound]] tailed beast back into its awaiting maw. As Tobi continued to observe the ensuing battle from atop the statue, he was ultimately forced to reseal the remaining tailed beasts in the same manner as Son when they too were freed by Naruto. The statue then remained on the battlefield, aiding Tobi in his fight against Naruto, B, [[Kakashi Hatake]] and [[Might Guy]].
   
 
=== Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax ===
 
=== Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax ===
[[File:Gedo Mazo transformation.png|thumb|right|The statue transforming.]]
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{{Main|Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax}}
As a combined assault from Naruto, B, Kakashi and Guy knocks the statue down, goading from Naruto forces Obito to summon the Kohaku no Jōhei and the Benihisago to give the statue Kurama's chakra sealed in the relics. Having sealed the portion of the Eight-Tails they had received during [[Taka]]'s battle earlier, the Demonic Statue now had all nine tailed beasts' chakra within it and undergoes a painful regeneration to its original form. Refusing to let anyone interfere, Obito protects the statue with the [[Uchiha Flame Formation]] long before Madara's arrival. Realising that [[Gyūki]] and [[Kurama]] have not been sealed into the statue like the other tailed beasts, Madara moves to correct this while there is still time.
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[[File:Gedo Mazo transformation.png|thumb|left|The statue transforming into the Ten-Tails.]]
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After a combined assault from Naruto, B, Kakashi and Guy knocked the statue down, Naruto's goading prompted Tobi to summon the Kohaku no Jōhei and Benihisago and feed them to the statue, allowing it to consume the Nine-Tails' chakra sealed within the relics. Having previously sealed a portion of the Eight-Tails' chakra, the Demonic Statue contained all nine tailed beasts' chakra and began painfully regressing to its original form. Refusing to let anyone interfere, Obito protected the statue with the [[Uchiha Flame Formation]] long before Madara's arrival on the battlefield. Realising that [[Gyūki]] and Kurama had not been sealed into the statue like the other tailed beasts, Madara attempted to correct this before the statue could finish its transformation.
   
[[File:Jubi's revival.png|thumb|left|The Ten-Tails reborn.]]
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As a final attempt to eradicate the statue, a [[Tailed Beast Mode|transformed]] Naruto and B produced a giant collaborative [[Tailed Beast Ball]] and launched it at the statue. Noting that the statue's evil chakra had vanished, they began celebrating before the smoke cleared and the resurrected Ten-Tails was revealed.<!-- All other information about the statue as the Ten-Tails is to go in the Ten-Tails' article -->
As a final attempt to eradicate the statue with one attack, a transformed [[Naruto Uzumaki]] and [[Killer B]] create a giant [[Tailed Beast Ball]], and fired it at the statue. As the two noted that the statue's chakra had vanished, they began to celebrate before the smoke clears and the resurrected [[Shinju|Ten-Tails]] is revealed.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 609, pages 13-17</ref><!-- All other information about the statue as the Shinju is to go in the Shinju's article -->
 
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=== Birth of the Ten-Tails' Jinchūriki ===
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[[File:Statue sumoned.png|thumb|right|The statue summoned after losing an arm.]]
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After the Allied Shinobi Forces managed to extract the tailed beasts from Obito, the statue remained sealed inside him. Its life force kept Obito alive, despite the severe debilitation caused by the extraction. After regaining one of his original Rinnegan, Madara was able to completely summon the statue out of Obito's body, though Kakashi's quick use of Kamui did sever its right arm. The statue then [[Demonic Statue Chains|sucked in]] all the tailed beasts, with its eyes all gaining pupils.
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[[File:Statue sumoned.png|thumb|The statue summoned after losing an arm.]]
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After the Allied Shinobi Forces managed to extract the tailed beasts from Obito, the statue remained sealed inside him. Its life force kept Obito alive, despite the severe debilitation caused by the extraction. After regaining one of his original Rinnegan, Madara was able to summon the statue out of Obito's body, though Kakashi's quick use of [[Kamui]] did sever its right arm. Under Madara's control, the statue then sealed all of the tailed beasts using its [[Demonic Statue Chains|chakra chains]] and opened its eyes as it began transforming once more. Madara subsequently cancelled the statue's summoning to await the Ten-Tails' revival.
 
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=== Kaguya Ōtsutsuki Strikes ===
 
=== Kaguya Ōtsutsuki Strikes ===
[[File:Statue being sealed.png|thumb|left|The statue being sealed.]]
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When [[Kaguya Ōtsutsuki]] is subdued by Naruto and Sasuke's collaborative [[Six Paths — Chibaku Tensei|fūinjutsu]], the tailed beasts and Madara's unconscious form escaped from her body, which then reverts back to the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path. The statue is then sealed in the core of the new moon, along with [[Black Zetsu]], left isolated in Kaguya's [[Kaguya's Dimensions|core dimension]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 690</ref>
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When [[Kaguya Ōtsutsuki]] was subdued by Naruto and Sasuke's [[Six Paths — Chibaku Tensei]], the tailed beasts and Madara's unconscious form escaped from her body, which then reverted back to the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path. The statue was then sealed in the core of the new moon alongside [[Black Zetsu]], left isolated in Kaguya's [[Kaguya's Dimensions|core dimension]].
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== Influences ==
 
* The decayed appearance of the statue, and its posture when not in use, is similar to a {{translation|[[Wikipedia:Sokushinbutsu|Sokushinbutsu]]|即身仏|}}, a practice by Buddhist monks to commit ritualistic suicide by self-mummification.
 
* As with the Sage of Six Paths, the statue is influenced by Buddhist terminology. {{translation|''Gedō''|外道| lit meaning=Outer Path}}, derived from the Sanskrit ''[[Wikipedia:Tirthika|Tīrthika]]'', refers to any doctrine which "treads the outer path" to enlightenment. This is opposed to the teachings of orthodox Buddhism, the {{translation|''Naidō''|内道|lit meaning=Inner Path}}, and is thus considered misguided and heretical, which led to a translation of this statue being the ''Demonic Statue of Heretical Doctrine''.
 
   
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
* When the Demonic Statue reappeared during [[Kaguya]]'s [[Six Paths — Chibaku Tensei|sealing]], the statue had both arms despite losing its right arm to [[Kakashi]]'s [[Kamui]] earlier.
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* {{translation|''Gedō''|外道|lit meaning=Outer Path}}, derived from the Sanskrit ''[[Wikipedia:Tirthika|Tīrthika]]'', refers to any doctrine which "treads the outer path" to enlightenment. This is opposed to the teachings of orthodox Buddhism, the {{translation|''Naidō''|内道|lit meaning=Inner Path}}, and is thus considered misguided and heretical, resulting in an alternate translation of the statue's name being the ''Demonic Statue of Heretical Doctrine''.
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* The decayed appearance of the statue and its posture when not in use resemble {{translation|[[Wikipedia:Sokushinbutsu|Sokushinbutsu]]|即身仏|}}, a practice by Buddhist monks to commit ritualistic suicide by self-mummification.
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* When Tobi first tells the story of the [[Sage of Six Paths]] and the Ten-Tails at the [[Five Kage Summit]], he claims the Sage single-handedly sealed the beast inside himself, then later separated its chakra from its body and sealed its husk in the moon at the end of his life.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 467, pages 13-16</ref> However, it is later revealed that Hagoromo and Hamura sealed the beast inside the moon together while they were still young.<ref name="ch681"/> [[Toneri Ōtsutsuki]] recounts a version of events similar to Tobi's in the novelisation of [[The Last: Naruto the Movie]].
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** Strangely, [[Kurama]] implies that Hagoromo was able to survive the [[Creation of All Things Technique|creation]] and extraction of the nine tailed beasts because of the life force of the Demonic Statue inside him,<ref name="ch656"/> even though the statue had been sealed in the moon decades earlier.<ref name="d4pg71"/>
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* In the manga, the shackles on the Demonic Statue's ankles are missing in all appearances following [[The Truth about Zetsu!!|chapter 512]].
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* In the anime, the [[Genjutsu World]] version of the statue was capable of using the [[Tailed Beast Ball]].<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 430</ref>
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* When the Demonic Statue reappeared during Kaguya's [[Six Paths — Chibaku Tensei|sealing]], it appeared to have both its arms despite previously losing its right arm to [[Kakashi]]'s [[Kamui]]. It was also depicted with only one eye, despite having nine in previous appearances.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 690, page 8</ref>
   
 
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Gedo Mazo
外道魔像 Gedō Mazō

  • Sealing Statue (封印像, Fūinzō)[1]
Debut
Manga Volume #29, Naruto Chapter #254
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #10
Movie The Last: Naruto the Movie
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja 5
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Status Incapacitated
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Jutsu

The Demonic Statue of the Outer Path (外道魔像, Gedō Mazō, English TV: Gedo Statue) is the husk of the Ten-Tails that remained after its chakra was separated from its body.[2] It was sealed in the moon by Hagoromo and Hamura Ōtsutsuki,[3] where it remained until Madara Uchiha awakened the Rinnegan. This allowed him to break the seal and summon the statue down to Earth,[4] where it was used as a container for the tailed beasts captured by Akatsuki.[5]

Background Edit

Statue Sealed

The Demonic Statue sealed in the moon.

At the conclusion of their battle with the Ten-Tails, the brothers Hagoromo and Hamura Ōtsutsuki used Six Paths — Chibaku Tensei to transform the beast into the core of the newly-formed moon,[6] while also extracting the beast's chakra and sealing it in Hagoromo.[7] Hamura then took leadership of the Ōtsutsuki clan and migrated to the moon in order to guard the Ten-Tails' husk.[3] A millenium later, Madara Uchiha awakened the Rinnegan, which allowed him to break the seal and summon the husk out of the moon.[4]

Madara used the husk, which he named the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path, as a catalyst to cultivate Hashirama Senju's cells, producing a non-sentient clone of Hashirama housed within a gigantic flowering tree. He was then able to live beyond his natural lifespan by attaching himself to the tree, which served as a means of life support by continuously supplying him with the Demonic Statue's chakra.[8] Madara believed that the combination of the Demonic Statue and Hashirama's cells caused artificial humans to grow on the tree's branches,[4] but in actuality, Black Zetsu was secretly removing them from inside the statue, where they had been stored for centuries.[9] At some point, Madara transplanted his Rinnegan into Nagato without the boy's knowledge, making him the only other person capable of summoning the statue.[4] When Obito Uchiha later agreed to continue Madara's Eye of the Moon Plan following his death, the elderly Uchiha explained that he must revive the Ten-Tails by sealing the nine tailed beasts inside the statue. Madara then disconnected himself from the statue's chakra, and with his dying breath, told the young Uchiha that he was to act using his name until the time of his resurrection.[10]

Demonic Statue of the Outer Path

The Demonic Statue summoned by Nagato.

In the anime, during the Third Shinobi World War, Nagato unconsciously summoned the Demonic Statue in a fit of rage when his friends were injured in an enemy ambush, though he quickly regained his senses and fell unconscious, at which point the statue disappeared.[11] An enraged and grief-fueled Nagato later summoned the Demonic Statue after being forced to kill Yahiko by Hanzō. The statue pierced Nagato's back with black receivers and drained his life force,[12] leaving him permanently emaciated while also granting him a means of killing Hanzō's men, with only Hanzō himself escaping the altercation alive.[13] As Pain, Nagato would summon the Demonic Statue whenever a jinchūriki or tailed beast was captured by Akatsuki so that the organisation's members could seal the beast inside it.[5]

Appearance Edit

The Demonic Statue is a giant, earthen-coloured humanoid entity with a mummified appearance, a body shaped similar to a robe, and a number of spike-like protrusions on its back. It towers over even the tailed beasts in size, with Gyūki only reaching its chin, as did members of the Akimichi clan who enlarged themselves to their maximum size. The statue has nine eyes, which usually remain closed. When opened, the eyes are featureless and white, but one gains a light blue iris each time a tailed beast is sealed inside the statue. After being summoned by Madara, the statue initially wore a blindfold that completely covered its eyes, but the blindfold gained holes for each of its eyes sometime after Nagato's encounter with Hanzō. The statue's wrists and ankles are usually bound by shackles and it bites down on a scroll, which is held in place by two ropes extending from beneath its blindfold on either side of its head. When summoned into battle, the statue breaks free of its restraints, causing the scroll in its mouth to hang from the left rope like an earring. During its transformation into the Ten-Tails, the statue's mouth widens and the protrusions on its back extend and warp in shape.

Abilities Edit

Gedo Mazo vs. Biju

The statue overpowering the nine tailed beasts.

The Demonic Statue can only be summoned through the use of the Rinnegan; artificial Rinnegan created by the Impure World Reincarnation will not suffice.[14] Though incapable of summoning the statue, non-wielders who possess the powers of both Uchiha and Senju are still able to control it.[4] The statue's summoning can also be performed through the Six Paths of Pain.[15] Instead of requiring a blood offering like other summons, the Demonic Statue drains its summoner's life force, a process which Nagato was able to survive due to his Uzumaki lineage, though he was left permanently emaciated.[12] However, both Obito and Madara could summon the statue without any adverse effects, the latter even using a blood offering to do so.[16]

Life Force and Physical Prowess Edit

The Demonic Statue emanates a tremendous life force, enabling a jinchūriki of the Ten-Tails to survive the extraction of all nine tailed beasts as long as the statue remains inside them, though they will still be greatly weakened and rendered paralysed for several months.[17] Madara was able to use the statue as a catalyst to cultivate Hashirama's cells into a gigantic tree,[4] as well as extend his lifespan by continuously absorbing the statue's chakra.[8] The White Zetsu were also able to access its power by connecting themselves to the tree, which one did to augment his strength, enabling him to break a massive boulder.[18]

As evident from its enormous size, the statue possesses great physical strength, enough to clash with the likes of Chōza and Chōji Akimichi in their colossal forms. It is durable enough to take one of Chōji's Butterfly Bullet Bombing punches without being pushed back, as well as stop Kitsuchi's Earth Release: Sandwich Technique by simply outstretching its arms. It also displayed a high level of agility despite its massive size, as it could leap tremendous distances.[19]

Ninjutsu Edit

Gedo Mazo soul removal

The phantom dragon extracting chakra.

The Demonic Statue is able to emit phantom dragons formed out of absorption chakra from its mouth, which are capable of instantly extracting the chakra of anyone they touch.[13] The members of Akatsuki utilised a fūinjutsu in which nine dragons would surround a jinchūriki or tailed beast for a period of several days until all of the tailed beast's chakra had been sealed inside the statue.[5] The tailed beasts must be sealed in order to some degree, as the statue will crumble if the Nine-Tails is not sealed last.[20] Nagato intended to use the sealed tailed beast chakra to create a kinjutsu weapon capable of destroying an entire country.[21]

The Demonic Statue is also capable of emitting chakra chains from its mouth. The chains have a cursed seal that suppresses the power of tailed beasts,[22] and can be used to both extract them from their jinchūriki and quickly seal them inside the statue.[23] The statue also serves as a source of black receivers, which can emerge from its torso in a manner similar to an umbilical cord.[24] Using black receivers, Obito was able to temporarily redirect the chakra of the tailed beasts inside the statue into his Six Paths of Pain, then quickly withdraw the beasts into the statue using its chains.[25] The statue can also create shock waves capable of devastating an entire battlefield, as well as launch bolts of chakra from the protrusions on its back.[19]

Part II Edit

Kazekage Rescue Mission Edit

Main article: Kazekage Rescue Mission

Nine Phantom Dragons Consuming Seals

The statue being used to extract Shukaku from Gaara.

When Sasori and Deidara arrived in an Akatsuki hideout with Gaara, Pain summoned the Demonic Statue to extract and seal the One-Tailed Shukaku. When the sealing began, the bit fell from the statue's mouth and nine dragon-like entities burst forth, encompassing the jinchūriki's body. As the sealing neared completion, the statue's eyes opened and the eye corresponding to Shukaku gained its iris and pupil. After three days, the sealing concluded and the statue disappeared.

Akatsuki Suppression Mission Edit

Main article: Akatsuki Suppression Mission The statue was again summoned to seal two tailed beasts, the Two-Tails and the Three-Tails, during which time Pain explained Akatsuki's goals to Hidan. As a result of the extraction, Yugito Nii died.

Itachi Pursuit Mission Edit

Main article: Itachi Pursuit Mission After Kisame captured Rōshi, the Four-Tails' jinchūriki, he and Itachi discussed the sealing of the tailed beasts. Itachi explained that they wouldn't need to rush the capture of the Nine-Tails, since that beast must be sealed last or else the statue would break.

Six-Tails Unleashed Edit

Main article: Six-Tails Unleashed In the anime, after the Six Paths of Pain captured Utakata, the Six-Tails was extracted and sealed into the statue, resulting in his death.

Pain's Assault Edit

Main article: Pain's Assault After Sasuke Uchiha captured Killer B, the Eight-Tails' jinchūriki, Akatsuki tried to seal the beast in the statue, only to discover that it was actually a clone, though they were able to seal a small portion of the Eight-Tails' chakra.

Five Kage Summit Edit

Main article: Five Kage Summit After Nagato's death, Tobi indicated that Nagato was just a pawn that the Demonic Statue had been synchronised with. He stated he would like Sasuke Uchiha to be Nagato's replacement, but decided to wait until Sasuke was easier to manipulate.

Fourth Shinobi World War: Countdown Edit

Main article: Fourth Shinobi World War: Countdown After accepting the terms of Kabuto Yakushi's alliance, Tobi revealed to him the statue located in the depths of his headquarters, seated atop the giant flowering tree that harbours Hashirama's clone. Directing Kabuto's vision downward to the tree's roots housed in a deeper underground cave, Tobi presented the army of White Zetsu clones that he had supposedly created using the chakra of the tailed beasts imprisoned within the statue.

Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation Edit

Main article: Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation

Gedo Statue appear

The statue summoned to the battlefield.

During the Fourth Shinobi World War, Tobi summoned the Demonic Statue to the battlefield in order to obtain a substitute for the Nine-Tails, and it proceeded to rampage against the Allied Shinobi Forces' First Division as Chōza and Chōji Akimichi used their Super Multi-Size Technique to combat it. However, the statue withstood their combined assault and unleashed a shock wave following a bellowing roar, sending the two of them reeling. In the wake of its destruction and in retaliation to Kitsuchi's Earth Release: Sandwich Technique, it released powerful bolts of chakra, further devastating the battlefield. The statue then attempted to crush Darui and Shikamaru Nara underfoot when they tried to prevent Tobi from taking the Benihisago and Kohaku no Jōhei before disappearing. Retreating to a forested area, Tobi stood upon the statue's palms alongside his new Six Paths of Pain as dawn broke on the second day of the war.

Later, when Son Gokū was freed from Tobi's control during his confrontation with Naruto Uzumaki and Killer B, he immediately summoned the statue to his location, where it proceeded to draw the bound tailed beast back into its awaiting maw. As Tobi continued to observe the ensuing battle from atop the statue, he was ultimately forced to reseal the remaining tailed beasts in the same manner as Son when they too were freed by Naruto. The statue then remained on the battlefield, aiding Tobi in his fight against Naruto, B, Kakashi Hatake and Might Guy.

Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax Edit

Main article: Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax

Gedo Mazo transformation

The statue transforming into the Ten-Tails.

After a combined assault from Naruto, B, Kakashi and Guy knocked the statue down, Naruto's goading prompted Tobi to summon the Kohaku no Jōhei and Benihisago and feed them to the statue, allowing it to consume the Nine-Tails' chakra sealed within the relics. Having previously sealed a portion of the Eight-Tails' chakra, the Demonic Statue contained all nine tailed beasts' chakra and began painfully regressing to its original form. Refusing to let anyone interfere, Obito protected the statue with the Uchiha Flame Formation long before Madara's arrival on the battlefield. Realising that Gyūki and Kurama had not been sealed into the statue like the other tailed beasts, Madara attempted to correct this before the statue could finish its transformation.

As a final attempt to eradicate the statue, a transformed Naruto and B produced a giant collaborative Tailed Beast Ball and launched it at the statue. Noting that the statue's evil chakra had vanished, they began celebrating before the smoke cleared and the resurrected Ten-Tails was revealed.

Birth of the Ten-Tails' Jinchūriki Edit

Main article: Birth of the Ten-Tails' Jinchūriki

Statue sumoned

The statue summoned after losing an arm.

After the Allied Shinobi Forces managed to extract the tailed beasts from Obito, the statue remained sealed inside him. Its life force kept Obito alive, despite the severe debilitation caused by the extraction. After regaining one of his original Rinnegan, Madara was able to summon the statue out of Obito's body, though Kakashi's quick use of Kamui did sever its right arm. Under Madara's control, the statue then sealed all of the tailed beasts using its chakra chains and opened its eyes as it began transforming once more. Madara subsequently cancelled the statue's summoning to await the Ten-Tails' revival.

Kaguya Ōtsutsuki Strikes Edit

Main article: Kaguya Ōtsutsuki Strikes When Kaguya Ōtsutsuki was subdued by Naruto and Sasuke's Six Paths — Chibaku Tensei, the tailed beasts and Madara's unconscious form escaped from her body, which then reverted back to the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path. The statue was then sealed in the core of the new moon alongside Black Zetsu, left isolated in Kaguya's core dimension.

Trivia Edit

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  • Gedō (外道, Literally meaning: Outer Path), derived from the Sanskrit Tīrthika, refers to any doctrine which "treads the outer path" to enlightenment. This is opposed to the teachings of orthodox Buddhism, the Naidō (内道, Literally meaning: Inner Path), and is thus considered misguided and heretical, resulting in an alternate translation of the statue's name being the Demonic Statue of Heretical Doctrine.
  • The decayed appearance of the statue and its posture when not in use resemble Sokushinbutsu (即身仏), a practice by Buddhist monks to commit ritualistic suicide by self-mummification.
  • When Tobi first tells the story of the Sage of Six Paths and the Ten-Tails at the Five Kage Summit, he claims the Sage single-handedly sealed the beast inside himself, then later separated its chakra from its body and sealed its husk in the moon at the end of his life.[26] However, it is later revealed that Hagoromo and Hamura sealed the beast inside the moon together while they were still young.[6] Toneri Ōtsutsuki recounts a version of events similar to Tobi's in the novelisation of The Last: Naruto the Movie.
    • Strangely, Kurama implies that Hagoromo was able to survive the creation and extraction of the nine tailed beasts because of the life force of the Demonic Statue inside him,[17] even though the statue had been sealed in the moon decades earlier.[3]
  • In the manga, the shackles on the Demonic Statue's ankles are missing in all appearances following chapter 512.
  • In the anime, the Genjutsu World version of the statue was capable of using the Tailed Beast Ball.[27]
  • When the Demonic Statue reappeared during Kaguya's sealing, it appeared to have both its arms despite previously losing its right arm to Kakashi's Kamui. It was also depicted with only one eye, despite having nine in previous appearances.[28]

References Edit

  1. Third Databook, page 198
  2. Naruto chapter 594, page 9
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Fourth Databook, page 71
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Naruto chapter 606, pages 13-15
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Naruto chapter 255
  6. 6.0 6.1 Naruto chapter 681, page 8
  7. Naruto chapter 670, page 11
  8. 8.0 8.1 Naruto chapter 602, page 12
  9. Naruto chapter 681, page 14
  10. Naruto chapter 606, pages 16-17
  11. Naruto: Shippūden episode 347
  12. 12.0 12.1 Fourth Databook, page 247
  13. 13.0 13.1 Naruto chapter 447, pages 7-13
  14. Naruto chapter 659, page 7
  15. Naruto chapter 254, pages 15-16
  16. Naruto chapter 659, pages 3-4
  17. 17.0 17.1 Naruto chapter 656, pages 8-9
  18. Naruto chapter 604, pages 1, 4
  19. 19.0 19.1 Naruto chapter 537
  20. Naruto chapter 353, page 5
  21. Naruto chapter 374, page 11
  22. Naruto chapter 598, page 10
  23. Naruto chapter 660
  24. Naruto chapter 512, pages 8-9
  25. Naruto chapter 572, pages 16-17
  26. Naruto chapter 467, pages 13-16
  27. Naruto: Shippūden episode 430
  28. Naruto chapter 690, page 8
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