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The Eight Gates are eight specific points on a person's [[Chakra Pathway System]]. They limit the overall flow of chakra within a person's body. The basis for the idea of the chakra gates comes from the body's limits on the functions within it. This makes the body much weaker, but it keeps the body from expiring too soon. By opening these gates, the user can surpass their own physical limits at the cost of extreme damage to their own bodies.
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The '''Eight Gates''' are eight specific [[tenketsu]] along the [[chakra pathway system]].<ref name="c85">''Naruto'' chapter 85</ref>
   
[[Rock Lee]] is able to open the first five gates. [[Might Guy]], who taught Lee the skill, is able to open at least six. [[Kakashi Hatake|Kakashi]] can open at least one gate, as shown during Kakashi's one-handed rock climbing where a shot of his brain shows the relevant point activating, as well as in his usage of the [[Front Lotus]].
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== Overview ==
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The Eight Gates exist in order to limit the flow of [[chakra]] within an individual's body. Ordinarily, individuals can use no more than 20% of their body's full potential, the brain's way of protecting the individual from harming their body through overexertion. With training, individuals can learn to remove these limiters, referred to as "opening" the gates.<ref name="c52">''Naruto'' chapter 52</ref> With each opened gate, individuals are given access to more and more of their body's chakra, thus increasing their physical strength and speed.<ref name="c85"/> Ninja able to open the Eight Gates have existed since at least the time of [[Madara Uchiha]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 667</ref> Since Madara's era, there have only been a few known users:
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*[[Might Duy]] learned to open all Eight Gates after twenty years of extensive training.<ref name="c668">''Naruto'' chapter 668</ref>
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*[[Might Guy]], Duy's son, was taught how to open all Eight Gates by his father.<ref name="c668"/>
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*[[Rock Lee]], Guy's student, was taught how to open some of the Eight Gates by Guy. During Part I, he's able to open the first five gates.<ref name="c85"/> By Part II, he's able to open the sixth gate.<ref name="c669">''Naruto'' chapter 669</ref> By adulthood, Lee had mastered all eight gates.<ref>''Boruto'' episode 70</ref>
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*In the anime, [[Metal Lee]], Rock Lee's son, is shown subconsciously opening the first gate.<ref>''Boruto'' episode 70</ref>
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*[[Kakashi Hatake]] is seemingly able to open the first gate, as seen when he activates it during a [[Cliff Climbing Practice]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 93, pages 8-9</ref> The anime later shows him opening it explicitly.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 3</ref>
   
The state of having all Eight Gates open is known as {{translation|Eight Gates Released Formation|八門遁甲の陣|Hachimon Tonkō no Jin}}. Any shinobi who activates this state will temporarily gain powers greater than a [[Kage]], but they will die because of the damage done to their body. However, in [[Naruto Shippūden 2: Bonds]], [[Shinnō]] managed to use a technique that allowed him to open all the gates without any drawbacks.
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Learning to open any of the Eight Gates is apparently very difficult, as Kakashi is surprised when he's told that Lee - only thirteen years old at the time - can open five gates; Kakashi notes that such an accomplishment is impossible through hard work alone. Part of Kakashi's surprise is also because he does not believe it was wise for Guy to teach Lee to open the gates in the first place: although opening the gates does briefly give the user power greater than what they're normally capable of, this increased power causes the user serious harm.<ref name="c85"/> At a minimum, the user will be fatigued, which can leave them vulnerable to attack if this occurs during combat.<ref name="c52"/> In more extreme cases, muscles can tear and bones can break from the strain, which can be treated with [[medical ninjutsu]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 87</ref> When opening the eighth and final gate, users will die as a consequence, their bodies being unable to survive the immense amounts of chakra flowing through them.<ref name="c85"/>
   
== Gates ==
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Using the Eight Gates is described as a double-edged sword,<ref name="c85"/> empowering users by sacrificing their own health and safety; such risks have caused the Eight Gates to be likened to [[kinjutsu]]. Because of this, Duy developed a self-rule to dictate when it was acceptable to open any of the Eight Gates, a rule he passed to Guy,<ref name="c668"/> and that Guy subsequently passed to Lee: to only open the Eight Gates when protecting something that is precious enough to give one's life.<ref name="c52"/> Often this "precious something" is a family member,<ref name="c668"/> a loved one,<ref name="c52"/> or a teammate.<ref name="c258">''Naruto'' chapter 258</ref> Rock Lee has also been known to use the Eight Gates to defend his [[nindō]], the dream by which he leads his life.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 83</ref>
{{ImgRight|Chakra Gates.JPG|A diagram of the Eight Gates and their points in the body.}}
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#The {{translation|'''Gate of Opening'''|開門|Kaimon}}, located in the brain. Removes the restraints of the brain. Unlocking this gate allows the user to use the [[Front Lotus]].
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=== Gates ===
#The {{translation|'''Gate of Healing'''|休門|Kyūmon|engtv=The Gate of Rest}}, located in the brain. Forcibly increases one's physical strength and causes temporary healing of all the body's injuries.
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{{ImgRight|Chakra Gates.png|The Eight Gates.}}
#The {{translation|'''Gate of Life'''|生門|Seimon}}, located on the spinal cord. Allows the user to use the [[Reverse Lotus]].
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When opening one of the Eight Gates, users are typically shown opening all preceding gates as well, though it is not clear if this is actually required. To have all of the Eight Gates open at once is known as [[Eight Gates Released Formation]].<ref name="c668"/>
#The {{translation|'''Gate of Pain'''|門|Shōmon}}, located on the spinal cord. Increases the user's speed and power. May cause muscles tissue to tear on use.
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# The {{translation|'''Gate of Opening'''|門|Kaimon}}, located in the brain's left hemisphere, removes the user's mental inhibitions. Opening this gate allows the user to perform the [[Front Lotus]], a technique that tires them afterwards.<ref name="c85"/>
#The {{translation|'''Gate of Limit'''|門|Tomon|engtv=The Gate of Closing}}, per above. Located in the abdomen.
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# The {{translation|'''Gate of Healing'''|門|Kyūmon|engtv=The Gate of Rest}}, located in the brain's right hemisphere, increases the user's physical strength. This has the added effect of re-energizing the body, enabling it to rapidly recover from exhaustion.<ref name="c85"/>
#The {{translation|'''Gate of View'''| |Keimon|engtv=The Gate of Joy}}, per above. Located in the stomach. Allows the user to perform the [[Morning Peacock]]. Opening of this gate releases such large amounts of chakra that it can cause nearby water bodies to form a vortex around the user.
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# The {{translation|'''Gate of Life'''|門|Seimon}}, located on the spinal cord, turns the user's skin red when opened. Other effects include the user's pupils disappearing, their hair standing on end, and bulging veins all over their body. Opening this gate allows the user to perform the [[Reverse Lotus]].<ref name="c85"/>
#The {{translation|'''Gate of Wonder'''|門|Kyōmon|engtv=The Gate of Shock}}, per above. Located below the stomach. In the video games, allows the user to perform the [[Eternal Chaotic Dance]].
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# The {{translation|'''Gate of Pain'''|門|Shōmon}} is located on the spinal cord. Rock Lee opens this gate as he's about to use the Reverse Lotus, seemingly to increase his speed; as he performs the Reverse Lotus, his muscles start to tear. Opening the gate on this occasion also causes Lee's nose to start bleeding.<ref name="c85"/>
#The {{translation|'''Gate of Death'''|門|Shimon}}, located at the heart. Releasing this gate uses up all of the body's energy. It makes the heart pump at maximum power and exceeds the power of every other gate.
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# The {{translation|'''Gate of Limit'''|門|Tomon|engtv=The Gate of Closing}} is located in the abdomen. Rock Lee opens this gate as he's about to deliver the final blow of the Reverse Lotus,<ref name="c85"/> seemingly to increase his strength; after completing the Reverse Lotus, Lee's limbs receive [[wikipedia:compound fracture|compound fracture]]s.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 84</ref>
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# The {{translation|'''Gate of View'''|景門 |Keimon|engtv=The Gate of Joy}}, located in the stomach, increases all the user's abilities.<ref name="d3">''[[Sha no Sho]]'', page 224</ref> The power that emanates from the user is enough to displace surrounding bodies of water.<ref name="c258"/> Opening this gate allows the user to perform the [[Morning Peacock]], wherein the user's punches are so fast that friction with the air produces flames.<ref name="d3"/> Opening this gate has sometimes been shown to create an aura around the user;<ref name="c669"/> in the anime, the aura is green.
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# The {{translation|'''Gate of Wonder'''|驚門|Kyōmon|engtv=The Gate of Shock}}, located below the stomach, causes the user's body to secrete a blue sweat. The sweat immediately evaporates, creating an aura around the user that can be mistaken for chakra. Opening this gate allows the user to perform the [[Daytime Tiger]], a single punch that creates a pocket of compressed air.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 507</ref> After opening this gate, Guy's muscle fibers rupture, causing him intense pain if anyone touches him.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 512</ref>
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# The {{translation|'''Gate of Death'''|死門|Shimon}} is located at the heart. Users open this gate by puncturing their chest with their thumb in order to direct the chakra there.<ref name="c668"/> While open, the user's heart pumps at maximum speed, granting them power a hundred times greater than they are usually capable of, far beyond that of the [[Five Kage]]. A {{translation|"Steam of Blood"|血の蒸気|Chi no Jōki}} is emitted from the user's pores and hair, resembling a flaming red aura.<ref name="c669"/> Opening this gate allows the user to perform the [[Evening Elephant]] and [[Night Guy]]. The eighth gate causes the body to continually heat up until it's been cooked from the inside-out, reducing the user to ash.<ref name="c672">''Naruto'' chapter 672, pages 15-17</ref>
   
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
* In ''[[Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2]]'', [[Neji Hyūga]] uses a jutsu called [[Eight Gates Bombardment]] to specifically block access to the eight gates.
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{{youthwiki|Eight Gates}}
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* After [[Might Guy]] opens all Eight Gates, he is saved from death by [[Naruto Uzumaki]]'s [[Yin–Yang Release]].<ref name="c672"/> However, damage done to his leg from using [[Night Guy]] leaves him wheelchair-bound for the rest of his life. Despite the handicap, ''[[Kakashi Hiden]]'', ''[[Konoha Shinden]]'', and the ''Boruto'' anime all show Guy continuing his life as a ninja as best as he can.
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* In ''[[Naruto Shippūden the Movie: Bonds]]'', [[Shinnō]] claims that his [[Body Revival Technique]], combined with [[Dark Chakra]], allows him to open all eight gates without any drawbacks.
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* In ''[[Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2]]'' and ''[[Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3]]'', [[Neji Hyūga]] uses [[Last Resort: Eight Gates Crumbling Attack]] to specifically block access to the Eight Gates.
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== See Also ==
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* [[Antlion Ninja Arts: Ephemeral]]
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* [[Pressure Points of Harm and Death]]
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* [[Seven Heavens Breathing Method]]
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== References ==
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[[Category:Chakra]]
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[[ka:რვა კარიბჭე]]
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Latest revision as of 22:42, August 6, 2020

The Eight Gates are eight specific tenketsu along the chakra pathway system.[1]

Overview Edit

The Eight Gates exist in order to limit the flow of chakra within an individual's body. Ordinarily, individuals can use no more than 20% of their body's full potential, the brain's way of protecting the individual from harming their body through overexertion. With training, individuals can learn to remove these limiters, referred to as "opening" the gates.[2] With each opened gate, individuals are given access to more and more of their body's chakra, thus increasing their physical strength and speed.[1] Ninja able to open the Eight Gates have existed since at least the time of Madara Uchiha.[3] Since Madara's era, there have only been a few known users:

  • Might Duy learned to open all Eight Gates after twenty years of extensive training.[4]
  • Might Guy, Duy's son, was taught how to open all Eight Gates by his father.[4]
  • Rock Lee, Guy's student, was taught how to open some of the Eight Gates by Guy. During Part I, he's able to open the first five gates.[1] By Part II, he's able to open the sixth gate.[5] By adulthood, Lee had mastered all eight gates.[6]
  • In the anime, Metal Lee, Rock Lee's son, is shown subconsciously opening the first gate.[7]
  • Kakashi Hatake is seemingly able to open the first gate, as seen when he activates it during a Cliff Climbing Practice.[8] The anime later shows him opening it explicitly.[9]

Learning to open any of the Eight Gates is apparently very difficult, as Kakashi is surprised when he's told that Lee - only thirteen years old at the time - can open five gates; Kakashi notes that such an accomplishment is impossible through hard work alone. Part of Kakashi's surprise is also because he does not believe it was wise for Guy to teach Lee to open the gates in the first place: although opening the gates does briefly give the user power greater than what they're normally capable of, this increased power causes the user serious harm.[1] At a minimum, the user will be fatigued, which can leave them vulnerable to attack if this occurs during combat.[2] In more extreme cases, muscles can tear and bones can break from the strain, which can be treated with medical ninjutsu.[10] When opening the eighth and final gate, users will die as a consequence, their bodies being unable to survive the immense amounts of chakra flowing through them.[1]

Using the Eight Gates is described as a double-edged sword,[1] empowering users by sacrificing their own health and safety; such risks have caused the Eight Gates to be likened to kinjutsu. Because of this, Duy developed a self-rule to dictate when it was acceptable to open any of the Eight Gates, a rule he passed to Guy,[4] and that Guy subsequently passed to Lee: to only open the Eight Gates when protecting something that is precious enough to give one's life.[2] Often this "precious something" is a family member,[4] a loved one,[2] or a teammate.[11] Rock Lee has also been known to use the Eight Gates to defend his nindō, the dream by which he leads his life.[12]

Gates Edit

Chakra Gates

The Eight Gates.

When opening one of the Eight Gates, users are typically shown opening all preceding gates as well, though it is not clear if this is actually required. To have all of the Eight Gates open at once is known as Eight Gates Released Formation.[4]

  1. The Gate of Opening (開門, Kaimon), located in the brain's left hemisphere, removes the user's mental inhibitions. Opening this gate allows the user to perform the Front Lotus, a technique that tires them afterwards.[1]
  2. The Gate of Healing (休門, Kyūmon, English TV: The Gate of Rest), located in the brain's right hemisphere, increases the user's physical strength. This has the added effect of re-energizing the body, enabling it to rapidly recover from exhaustion.[1]
  3. The Gate of Life (生門, Seimon), located on the spinal cord, turns the user's skin red when opened. Other effects include the user's pupils disappearing, their hair standing on end, and bulging veins all over their body. Opening this gate allows the user to perform the Reverse Lotus.[1]
  4. The Gate of Pain (傷門, Shōmon) is located on the spinal cord. Rock Lee opens this gate as he's about to use the Reverse Lotus, seemingly to increase his speed; as he performs the Reverse Lotus, his muscles start to tear. Opening the gate on this occasion also causes Lee's nose to start bleeding.[1]
  5. The Gate of Limit (杜門, Tomon, English TV: The Gate of Closing) is located in the abdomen. Rock Lee opens this gate as he's about to deliver the final blow of the Reverse Lotus,[1] seemingly to increase his strength; after completing the Reverse Lotus, Lee's limbs receive compound fractures.[13]
  6. The Gate of View (景門 , Keimon, English TV: The Gate of Joy), located in the stomach, increases all the user's abilities.[14] The power that emanates from the user is enough to displace surrounding bodies of water.[11] Opening this gate allows the user to perform the Morning Peacock, wherein the user's punches are so fast that friction with the air produces flames.[14] Opening this gate has sometimes been shown to create an aura around the user;[5] in the anime, the aura is green.
  7. The Gate of Wonder (驚門, Kyōmon, English TV: The Gate of Shock), located below the stomach, causes the user's body to secrete a blue sweat. The sweat immediately evaporates, creating an aura around the user that can be mistaken for chakra. Opening this gate allows the user to perform the Daytime Tiger, a single punch that creates a pocket of compressed air.[15] After opening this gate, Guy's muscle fibers rupture, causing him intense pain if anyone touches him.[16]
  8. The Gate of Death (死門, Shimon) is located at the heart. Users open this gate by puncturing their chest with their thumb in order to direct the chakra there.[4] While open, the user's heart pumps at maximum speed, granting them power a hundred times greater than they are usually capable of, far beyond that of the Five Kage. A "Steam of Blood" (血の蒸気, Chi no Jōki) is emitted from the user's pores and hair, resembling a flaming red aura.[5] Opening this gate allows the user to perform the Evening Elephant and Night Guy. The eighth gate causes the body to continually heat up until it's been cooked from the inside-out, reducing the user to ash.[17]

Trivia Edit

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See Also Edit

References Edit

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Naruto chapter 85
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Naruto chapter 52
  3. Naruto chapter 667
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Naruto chapter 668
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Naruto chapter 669
  6. Boruto episode 70
  7. Boruto episode 70
  8. Naruto chapter 93, pages 8-9
  9. Naruto: Shippūden episode 3
  10. Naruto chapter 87
  11. 11.0 11.1 Naruto chapter 258
  12. Naruto chapter 83
  13. Naruto chapter 84
  14. 14.0 14.1 Sha no Sho, page 224
  15. Naruto chapter 507
  16. Naruto chapter 512
  17. 17.0 17.1 Naruto chapter 672, pages 15-17
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