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The {{translation|'''Sage of the Six Paths'''|六道仙人|Rikudō Sennin}}, whose real name was '''Bagoromo Ōtsutsuki''' (''Ōtsutsuki Bagoromo''), was a legendary god-like figure who founded the arts of [[ninjutsu]] and created the ninja world. He was the son of the princess [[Kaguya Ōtsutsuki‎‎]], the first human to be born with chakra. He defeated the [[Ten-Tails]] in battle and sealed the beast within his own body, thus becoming the very first [[jinchūriki]].
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{{translation|'''Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki'''|大筒木ハゴロモ|Ōtsutsuki Hagoromo}}, known to [[Geography|Earth]]'s population at large as the {{translation|'''Sage of Six Paths'''|六道仙人|Rikudō Sennin|engtv=The Sage of the Six Paths}}, was a legendary god-like figure who is regarded as the ancestor of [[shinobi]],<ref name="Last novel">''The Last: Naruto the Movie'' novel</ref> for his act of founding [[ninshū]] which led to the creation of the ninja world. He was the son of Princess [[Kaguya Ōtsutsuki]]‎‎ and alongside his fraternal twin brother, [[Hamura]], were the first to be born with the same powerful [[chakra]] as their mother. Together, he and his brother defeated their mother, who had become the terrifying [[Ten-Tails]], in battle and [[fūinjutsu|sealed]] the powerful beast within himself, thus making Hagoromo the first [[jinchūriki]].
   
 
== Background ==
 
== Background ==
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[[File:Hamura and Hagoromo.png|thumb|left|Hagoromo and Hamura as infants.]]
Millennium before the beginning of the main series, the Sage of the Six Paths was born to [[Kaguya Ōtsutsuki‎‎]], the princess who ate the forbidden fruit of the God Tree, which appeared once a millennium. He was born with the [[chakra]] in his body passed from his mother. The God Tree was hell-bent on retrieving its chakra and went berserk, thus becoming the [[Ten-Tails]]. The Sage managed to defeat and suppress the beast by becoming its jinchuriki, praised as a god for the virtue of his victory.
 
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Alongside Hamura, Hagoromo, the elder twin brother,<ref>Fourth Databook</ref> was born as one of the two children to Kaguya‎‎, a princess who ate the forbidden [[Chakra Fruit]] of the [[God Tree]] that appeared once a millennium in an effort to gain divine abilities, which she used to put an end to the constant wars during that era. As a result, Hagoromo was born with the ability to manipulate the same type of powerful chakra as his mother. Angered by the fact that her chakra had been spread to others, Kaguya merged with the God Tree into the Ten-Tails, which attempted to reclaim her chakra.
   
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According to [[Jiraiya]], the Sage of the Six Paths was a monk who appeared long ago in an age of endless war. He was the first to discover the truth of chakra, and with it he tried to lead the world to an era of peace instead of conflict. He travelled across the land, spreading his ideal and religion, the {{translation|Shinobi [[wikipedia:Sect|Sect]]|忍宗|Ninshū}}, which eventually came to be known as [[ninjutsu]]. His great deeds and ultimate desire to bring peace to the war-torn world made him widely known as the {{translation|'''Saviour of this World'''|この世の救世主|Kono Yo no Kyūseishu}}.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 373, page 3</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 446, pages 9-10</ref>
 
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The Ten-Tails rampaged throughout the lands until Hagoromo and his younger twin brother managed to defeat the beast, with Hagoromo becoming its jinchūriki, causing him to be revered as a god for the virtue of his victory. Researching his mother's technique, Hagoromo was able to free the world from her [[Infinite Tsukuyomi]]. Going by the '''Sage of Six Paths''' after entering priesthood,<ref name="Last novel"/> he travelled across the land [[Chakra Transfer Technique|giving]] chakra to every one in the world, spreading his ideals and religion of ninshū in the process. His great deeds and ultimate desire to bring peace to the war-torn world made him widely known as the {{translation|Saviour of this World|この世の救世主|Kono Yo no Kyūseishu}}.<ref name="c373p3" /><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 446, pages 9-10</ref>
   
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Hagoromo's ultimate wish was to establish peace across the world, but it was a goal that would never be achieved in a single lifetime. Knowing this, he chose to entrust his dream and legacy to his two sons, and began to teach them ninshū. The older son, [[Indra]], was acknowledged by Hagoromo as a true prodigy, who quickly began to revel in his natural prowess and became very solitary. The younger son, [[Asura]], proved to be the exact opposite, having shown no special abilities or natural talent, but he pushed on through his limitations, growing stronger and more mature because of his struggles and making friends with others along the way. Hagoromo acknowledged Asura's chosen path, agreeing that love and cooperation were the true keys to peace.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 670, pages 14-19</ref>
In order to protect the world from the threat of the Ten-Tails, the Sage developed a certain technique to seal the beast within his own body, giving him the ability to harness and control its overwhelming power; he became the first [[jinchūriki]]. However, this offered only a temporary solution. In the event of his death, the seal would break and the Ten-Tails would once again be unleashed upon the world.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 467, pages 14-17</ref>
 
   
[[File:Young Biju.png|thumb|left|The tailed beasts with the Sage of the Six Paths.]]
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[[File:Young Bijuu and Hagoromo.png|thumb|left|Hagoromo with the young tailed beasts.]]
Aware of his impending fate, the Sage used {{translation|[[Creation of All Things]]|万物創造|Banbutsu Sōzō}} to divide the Ten-Tails' chakra into nine individual constructs that would become known as the [[tailed beasts]]. As a final precaution, he used [[Chibaku Tensei]] to entomb the physical remains of the Ten-Tails' [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path|body]] within a gigantic stone prison, which he hurled into the heavens, creating the [[moon]].<ref name="Naruto' pages 15-16">''Naruto'' chapter 467, pages 15-16</ref><ref name="ch510">''Naruto'' chapter 510, pages 11-12</ref> The Sage also gave names to each of the tailed beasts.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 568, page 11</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 572, page 10</ref> The Sage would leave behind a [[Naka Shrine|tablet]] for his descendants, detailing the history of his struggle with the Ten-Tails. Only those who possess the [[Rinnegan]] can fully decipher the contents of the tablet, while a reader with a lesser [[dōjutsu]] can still partially interpret the information.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 467, page 12</ref> Some time after creating the tailed beasts, the Sage told them that they would be together even when separated, and that one day they would again be a single entity, and would know the meaning of true power.<ref name="ch572">''Naruto'' chapter 572, pages 12-13</ref>
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Inspired by his younger son, Hagoromo separated the Ten-Tails' chakra within his body and used his [[Creation of All Things Technique]] to divide it into nine separated bodies, creating the [[tailed beasts]] and giving each a name.<ref name="ch510">''Naruto'' chapter 510, pages 11-12</ref> As a result of extracting them all at once, Hagoromo was left weakened and incapacitated for several months, though the powerful life force of the Ten-Tails' [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path|husk]] kept him alive.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 656, pages 8-9</ref> Some time after their creation, the young tailed beasts were told that they were all still linked to one another despite being separate entities. Hagoromo also told them that they would eventually become one again, yet not as they originally were, and that one shall appear at that time to show them what true power is.<ref name="ch572">''Naruto'' chapter 572, pages 12-13</ref> In the anime, it was shown that before his death, the Sage and his followers built temples in nine different regions of the world where the tailed beasts could live and be protected.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 464</ref> Hagoromo eventually sealed the husk of the Ten-Tails within the [[moon]].<ref name="ch467">''Naruto'' chapter 467, pages 14-17</ref> On his deathbed, he chose Asura to be his successor, but Indra, overcome by bitterness and envy as well as being encouraged and manipulated by [[Black Zetsu]], a manifestation of Kaguya's will, fought against his brother, beginning a war between them that would continue through their descendants.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 462, pages 13-14</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 681, page 10</ref>
   
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[[File:Hagoromo And Tablet.png|thumb|Hagoromo leaves the tablet for Indra's descendants.]]
The Sage's ultimate wish was to establish peace across the world, but it was a goal that would never be achieved in a single lifetime. Knowing this, he chose to entrust his strength, dream and legacy to his two sons. The [[Uchiha Clan Ancestor|older son]], who inherited the Sage's "eyes" (his powerful chakra and spiritual energy), believed that power was the true key to peace. The [[Senju Clan Ancestor|younger son]], who inherited the Sage's "body" (his powerful life force and physical energy), believed that love was the true key to peace. On his deathbed, the Sage chose his younger son to be his successor. Overcome by bitterness and envy, the older son attacked the younger, beginning a war between them. Their feud has continued on through their descendants: the [[Senju clan]] and the [[Uchiha clan]].<ref name="Naruto' pages 15-16"/><ref name="ch510"/>
 
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Suspecting that Indra or one of his reincarnations would eventually attempt to take Asura's power for themselves, Hagoromo left behind a [[Stone Tablet|tablet]] detailing his history in an attempt to make them reconsider.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 671, page 7</ref> Only those who possess the [[Rinnegan]] can fully decipher the contents of the tablet, while a reader with other [[dōjutsu]] such as the [[Sharingan]] can still partially interpret the information.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 467, page 12</ref> However, unknown to him, [[Black Zetsu]], a manifestation of his mother's will, had altered the contents of his tablet so he could manipulate Indra's descendants, the [[Uchiha clan]], through the ages into resurrecting Kaguya and initiating the [[Infinite Tsukuyomi]] anew.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 681, pages 10-11</ref> Even though Hagoromo died and his body was destroyed, his chakra and consciousness remained and traversed the world throughout the centuries.
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In the anime's telling of events, well into their adolescence, Hagoromo and his brother lived in ignorance of their mother's true amoral nature. While their homeland continued to prosper, people would periodically disappear for a sacred Ritual of the God Tree. One day, the brothers were approached by [[Gamamaru]], who revealed to them that beyond the peak of the nearby mountains lied the truth of the ritual. While initially ignoring the toad's words, Hagoromo grew distressed when a local girl he cared for named [[Haori]] became part of the ritual. When the brothers confronted their mother about ending the rituals, Kaguya dismissed their concern, simply saying it was necessary for "[[Momoshiki Ōtsutsuki|the]] [[Kinshiki Ōtsutsuki|others]]' [[Boruto: Naruto the Movie|arrival]]". Finally deciding to investigate, the two brothers were horrified to learn that the missing citizens were sacrificed to the God Tree. This especially hurt Hagoromo, and he awakened the [[Sharingan]] in his grief. Wishing to learn more, the brothers sought out Gamamaru. He revealed to them their mother's history of coming to Earth and using the God Tree's fruit to gain great power and enslave much of the land using [[Infinite Tsukuyomi]], including their father. Deciding that they needed more power to confront Kaguya should she turn hostile, Hagoromo began training under Gamamaru in [[senjutsu]]. While Hagoromo quickly improved in this art, Kaguya soon caught on to her sons' scheme.<ref name="NS461" />
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After Hagoromo completed his training under the Toad Sage, he returned to confront Kaguya, but not before being presented by Gamamaru with a special seal tag instilled with great sage power refined over the centuries. Once approaching Kaguya, the mother and son made their respective views known. As Hagoromo tried to reason with Kaguya, his words fell on deaf ears, as Kaguya deemed Hagoromo as ungrateful. She then had Hamura, who she brainwashed, attack Hagoromo. Unable to reason with Hamura, Hagoromo was left with no choice but to strike down his beloved brother, which awakened his [[Mangekyō Sharingan]] and [[Rinnegan]]. Deciding to use Gamamaru's one-use gift, Hagoromo placed the seal tag on Hamura and healed him.<ref name="NS462">''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 462</ref>
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Angered by the fact that her chakra had been used against her, Kaguya wills the God Tree to transform into the Ten-Tails, which attempted to reclaim her chakra for her. Hagoromo and Hamura fought both their mother and the Ten-Tails in a battle that lasts for months, decimating the land in the process, until they were able to defeat them both by sealing Kaguya, and Hagoromo split the Ten-Tails' chakra into the nine tailed beasts. Later, Hagoromo was able to free the world from Kaguya's Infinite Tsukuyomi. While Hamura decided to stay on the moon to keep watch of their mother,<ref name="NS462"/> Hagoromo chose to travel the earth to find proper dwellings for the tailed beasts and repent for the damage he caused the world from his fight against Kaguya. Before leaving, Gamamaru told Hagoromo a prophecy he had about a [[Naruto Uzumaki|mischievous blue-eyed child]] who would one day connect with the tailed beasts and bring about a miracle.<ref name="NS464">''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 464</ref>
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Afterwards, Hagoromo eventually returned to his home village to act as the centre for the teachings of ninshū. He also fell in love and married a woman with whom had two children, [[Indra]] and [[Asura]]. During the second pregnancy, there were complications as Hagoromo's wife passed not long after giving birth to her second child.<ref name="NS464" /> Hagoromo later began instructing his sons in Ninshū. The older son, Indra, was acknowledged by Hagoromo as a true prodigy, quickly began to revel in his natural prowess and became very solitary, unaware that much of this came from the subtle manipulations of [[Black Zetsu]].<ref name="NS465">''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 465</ref> The younger son, Asura, proved to be the exact opposite, having shown no special abilities or natural talent, but he pushed on through his limitations, growing stronger and more mature because of his struggles and making friends with others along the way. Finally deciding the time had come to chose a successor to Ninshū, Hagoromo sent each on his sons on a different mission of restoration for a struggling land that was ravaged by the battle against Kaguya to test their capacities.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 466</ref> A year went by since the missions were given, Indra quickly returning after completing his while Asura took much longer. Deciding to wait for his younger son's return before making his decision, he was told the nature of how Indra completed his mission by Gamamaru. Eventually, Asura completed his mission, but also returned with many people from the village, who were inspired by Asura and even learned Ninshū from him, having helped him complete his mission.<ref name="NS467">''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 467</ref>
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With Asura and Indra present, Hagoromo decided to choose his successor in Ninshū. Much to everyone's surprise, Hagoromo chose Asura. This greatly angered and confused Indra, who thought he was worthy of becoming the successor, and he stormed out into the wilderness. Later on, Hagoromo explained to Asura why he chose him as his successor and asked Asura to take care of the world with Indra, and Hagoromo gave Asura his power. Subsequently, Indra in a fit of rage attacked Hagoromo, Asura and the rest of the villagers with his Susanoo and newly acquired Mangekyō Sharingan, with his explanation as to how he obtained the dōjutsu drawing Hagoromo's disgust. Hagoromo and the rest of the villagers transferred their chakra to Asura to help him take on Indra, forcing the elder brother to flee.<ref name="NS467"/>
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As Hagoromo was nearing death and laying on his deathbed, Indra appeared to his father after years of disappearance and explained his ambition to take down ninshū. Hagoromo later relays this information to Asura and his family, entrusting his younger son with his final wish before dying.<ref name="NS467"/>
   
 
== Personality ==
 
== Personality ==
The Sage of the Six Paths was a man who sought peace by spreading his wisdom across the world. He was exceptionally wise, as he was able to bring about a great change to the world by simply disseminating the principles of chakra and his religion. He also seemed to care a great deal for the tailed beasts when they were still with him; he gave them each a name as a sign of their individuality, and told them that no matter how far apart they grew, they would always be together, and would someday be led down the right path. In return, the tailed beasts showed respect and adoration for the Sage. [[Kurama]] even shed a tear at the thought of his imminent passing, suggesting that the beasts might even have viewed him as a sort of father-figure.
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Hagoromo was a man who sought peace by spreading his wisdom across the world. He was exceptionally wise, as he was able to bring about a great change to the world by simply disseminating the principles of chakra and his religion. He also seemed to care a great deal for the tailed beasts when they were still with him; he gave them each a name as a sign of their individuality, and told them that no matter how far apart they grew, they would always be together, and would someday be led down the right path.<ref name="ch572" /> In return, the tailed beasts showed respect and admiration for the Sage. [[Kurama]] even shed a tear at the thought of his imminent passing, suggesting that the beasts might even have viewed him as a sort of father-figure. His compassion and desire for peace was so great that even after learning of Kaguya's amoral actions, which included the death of Hagoromo's crush [[Haori]], Hagoromo never succumbed to his [[Curse of Hatred|grief and rage]], despite it also awakening his [[Sharingan]]. Instead, he hoped to settle the matters with words rather than violence.<ref name="NS461" /> Even more, despite rebelling against Kaguya, he still loved and respected her, constantly referring to her as "Mother" even when acknowledging how evil she became.
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In the anime, Hagoromo's personality remained mostly the same in his youth, apart from the periodic immaturity that comes with adolescence. One example was when he gloated Kaguya's attempt to turn Hamura against him not only backfired, but also allowed him to awaken his Mangekyō Sharingan and Rinnegan.
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Upon meeting Naruto, Hagoromo showed himself to be a very patient and composed individual, being unaffected by Naruto's outbursts. He was a very intelligent man, as even from a young age, he was able to clearly see through the demeanor and intentions of others.<ref name="NS461" /> Very methodically, he could learn new forms of study including language and culture, able to seamlessly change his speech patterns and dialect to be better understood by people from a different era.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 670, pages 3-10</ref> He was also very stern about his teachings being recognised as "ninshū", noting that "ninjutsu" was created for combat unlike ninshū's pursuit of peace, and gripped his staff rather tightly when Naruto failed to distinguish the difference between the two.<ref name="Ch670">''Naruto'' chapter 670, page 7</ref> At the same time, Hagoromo was a very modest man, openly admitting that change is inevitable and one can only hope to prepare themselves for it.<ref name="NS465" /> Likewise, he was open and truthful about his personal mistakes and shames as a father and leader. Despite his deified status, he also believed that no one should have more power than any other because there is a strong chance that the person will become arrogant and desire even greater power. After defeating his mother, Hagoromo made a personal choice to avoid using his inhuman powers whenever possible, both as a means to atone for the damage he caused the land and to better connect with normal people, feeling a certain pride and joy at accomplishing his tasks with normal effort.<ref name="NS464" />
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After trying to undo the rift he unintentionally created between his sons, and their respective [[Naruto Uzumaki|present]] [[Sasuke Uchiha|incarnations]], he ultimately laments that he was unable to repair the damage he caused; as such he put his trust in Naruto only.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 692, pages 9-17</ref>
   
 
== Appearance ==
 
== Appearance ==
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[[File:Rikudo Sennin's back.png|thumb|The Sage as seen from behind.]]
 
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Kid Hagoromo.png|Hagoromo as a child.
Although initially depicted as a silhouette, several details about the Sage's appearance can be inferred. He had a small and trim goatee and short light-coloured hair that spiked up in the front with two distinctive pieces of hair resembling horns. He wore a white full-length cloak (haori) with a high collar, revealing his necklace with six red [[wikipedia:magatama|magatama]]. These symbols were later mimicked by [[Nagato]]'s [[Yahiko|Deva Path]], and the seal around the neck of [[Naruto Uzumaki]]'s and [[Minato Namikaze]]'s [[Nine-Tails Chakra Mode]]s and [[Nine-Tails Chakra Mode#Tailed Beast Mode|Tailed Beast Modes]]. On the back of his cloak was a reflection of a seal which had the [[Rinnegan]] with nine magatama (both red in the anime) in three rows beneath it, much like the [[Ten-Tails Sealing Technique|seal]] which appeared on [[Obito Uchiha]]'s back after he became the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 638, page 5</ref> In one appearance where his face was partially visible, he was in an elderly state.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 572, page 13</ref>
 
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Adult Hagoromo.png|Hagoromo as an adult.
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Hagoromo was a tall and pale-skinned man, who had deep wrinkles and a strong jawline in his elderly age. He had spiky, shoulder-length, pale brown hair, with a chin-length, braided lock hanging in front of his left ear. He also sported a goatee, which was short in his younger years and later tapered down to his waist in his old age. Hagoromo had a pair of horn-like protrusions extending from either side of his forehead and — in the anime — pupilless white eyes.<ref name="NS461" /> He also had a red [[Rinnegan]]-like marking in the centre of his forehead referred to as his {{translation|Third Eye|第三の眼|Daisan no Me}}<ref>''[[Naruto: Shinobi Collection Shippū Ranbu]]''</ref>; in the anime, this marking appeared when he first awakened his [[Mangekyō Sharingan]] and Rinnegan.<ref name="NS462" /> Hagoromo wore a white, full-length kimono with a pattern of six black [[wikipedia:magatama|magatama]] around a high collar, beneath which, he wore a necklace which was also made up of six black magatama. On the back of his kimono was a larger, black Rinnegan marking with a pattern of nine magatama arranged in three rows of three beneath it.
 
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== Abilities ==
 
== Abilities ==
[[File:Babutsu Sozo.png|thumb|left|The Sage of the Six Paths using Creation of All Things.]]
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Though not a great deal is known about all the skills the [[Sage]] possessed, he is widely accepted to be the most powerful shinobi of all time, having been the only person to defeat the [[Ten-Tails]]: a being that was revered as a god, causing the Sage himself to be seen as a god. The Sage was also revered as the man to first understand the very nature of [[chakra]] itself. This wisdom, combined with his [[kekkei genkai]], the [[Rinnegan]], allowed the Sage to create the first modern [[ninjutsu]]. With such powers at his disposal, the Sage obtained a great following, as men and women from across the world strove to learn from his teachings. As the Sage's disciples grew continuously greater in number, it led to the creation of ninja [[clans]], and later, ninja villages. It is impossible to overestimate the Sage's effect on the course of the ninja world's development. As the first true ninja, he created the ninja world, revolutionised it, and left it forever changed.
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While little is known about all of his true abilities, Hagoromo is widely accepted to be the most powerful figure in history, second only to his own [[Kaguya Ōtsutsuki|mother]], having defeated the [[Ten-Tails]] and seal away his mother alongside his [[Hamura Ōtsutsuki|brother]], with Hamura acknowledging his older brother as the stronger of the twins.<ref name="NS461" /> Hagoromo might and exploits ultimately made him revered as a god himself. He obtained a great group of followers, as many across the world strove to learn from his teachings. His power even transcended time itself, becoming able to continue observing the world and meet with people long after his death.
   
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=== Chakra and Physical Prowess ===
The Sage was shown carrying two objects. One was what appeared to be a [[katana]] in his hand, whilst the other was a [[wikipedia:Khakkhara|shakujō]] — a Buddhist ringed staff which is meant to be used in prayer.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 467, page 14</ref>
 
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Born alongside his young brother as the son of Kaguya, Hagoromo was blessed with remarkably powerful and equally large reserves of chakra. The first person born with chakra, he also became the first man to understand the very nature of [[chakra]] itself. With no prior training, he had an innate and immensely precise control over its power, not needing [[hand seal]]s for his various feats<ref name="NS465" /> and proved to be very versatile in its usage, such as [[Chakra Transfer Technique|transfering chakra]] with others. Hagoromo's very chakra even contains the [[Yin–Yang Release]].<ref name="d4">Fourth Databook, page 226</ref> His reserves grew exponentially higher after becoming very first jinchūriki in history, having the Ten-Tails' great power contained within him. His power was so great that centuries after his death, with his genes greatly diluted, his distant descendants<ref name="d4" /> [[Kinkaku]] and [[Ginkaku]] were able to obtain jinchūriki-like powers by consuming the meat of Kurama instead of dying, as another [[Kumogakure]] shinobi did when attempting the same.
   
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Hagoromo was also shown to have impressive raw might. While peaceful, he demonstrated considerable hand-to-hand combat prowess, able to easily fend off his younger brother's brainwashed assault. He also possessed equally remarkable strength, able to effortlessly rip out full-grown trees from the ground.<ref name="NS464" />
=== Rinnegan ===
 
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The Sage was believed to have been the only shinobi to have fully mastered the Rinnegan, and also learned to control all five types of nature chakra. He is revered as one of the most legendary figures in the ninja world and was so powerful that he created the [[moon]] using [[Chibaku Tensei]] on his deathbed. Even [[Nagato]] stated that his power paled in comparison to that of the Sage's. As a wielder of the Rinnegan, the Sage also wielded all the abilities of the [[Six Paths Technique]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 551, page 10</ref>
 
   
=== Jinchūriki ===
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=== Ninshū ===
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[[File:Hagoromo With Followers.png|thumb|left|Hagoromo connecting with others through ninshū.]]
The Sage developed the first technique capable of sealing a [[tailed beast]] inside a human body, making himself the very first [[jinchūriki]] in history. Having the [[Ten-Tails]] great power contained within him, the Sage developed immeasurable power and chakra that far surpassed all others. Even on his deathbed, the Sage was able to employ his [[Chibaku Tensei]] technique on a massive scale and use that chakra to create the [[moon]] and seal the body of the Ten-Tails within it, a clear testament to his incredible power.
 
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Hagoromo's wisdom, combined with his [[kekkei mōra]], allowed him to create the original form of ninjutsu, Ninshū. He invented [[Ninshū]] as a way to bring peace to a war-torn world, sharing chakra with others and then teaching them to connect together with everyone using their spiritual energies as a mean to understand feelings of one another. He could also use it as a means to [[Mystical Palm Technique|heal]] seemingly any ailment in an individual. He intended for this creation to connect all humans and bring forth harmony, however, following his death, humans began using the newfound power they wielded to fight against each other, and widen the rift between them all instead, turning it into what became ninjutsu.
   
=== Yin and Yang Chakra ===
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[[File:Babutsu Sozo.png|thumb|Hagoromo using the Creation of All Things Technique.]]
By using the [[Yin]] chakra, that comes from the spiritual energy, and the [[Yang]] chakra, that comes from the physical energy, he had the ability to [[Creation of All Things|create form from nothingness]] with a mere thought and then bring it to life. The Sage created the nine tailed beasts from the Ten-Tails' chakra by using this ability.<ref name="ch510"/>
 
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With the power of his Rinnegan, Hagoromo became the first person to master all five elemental [[nature transformation]]s. In the anime, he was shown to use [[Lightning Release]] to demolish a gigantic rock and create a blade of lightning to impale Hamura to release him from his mother's control and also using [[Wind Release]] to cut through the [[God Tree]]'s bindings.<ref name="NS461" /> He also obtained the power of the [[Yin–Yang]] Release and mastered it to such an extent that he was able to combine his Yang chakra, the essence of physical energy, with his Yin chakra, the essence of spiritual energy, to [[Creation of All Things Technique|create form from nothingness]] with a mere thought to bring it to life, an ability that he used to create the Tailed Beasts from the Ten-Tails' chakra.<ref name="ch510" />
   
=== Treasured Tools ===
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==== Fūinjutsu ====
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In preparation for his battle with Kaguya, alongside Hamura, Hagoromo developed immense prowess in [[fūinjutsu]]. With his mastery of sealing techniques, he was able to first seal the Ten-Tails into his own body, and was later able to seal it away when his life came to an end. Even on his deathbed, Hagoromo was able to employ his [[Chibaku Tensei]] technique on a massive scale and use that chakra to create the [[moon]] to imprison the body of the Ten-Tails within it, a clear testament to his incredible power. His mastery of this skill also allowed him to brand others with a [[Six Paths Yin Power|portion]] of his [[Six Paths Yang Power|powers]].
The Sage wielded unique tools which became known as the [[Treasured Tools of the Sage of the Six Paths]], each of which possess a unique and powerful ability, but all of which require a vast reservoir of chakra, which would quickly kill any normal human, in order to be used. Being the jinchūriki of the Ten-Tails, this posed no problem at all for the Sage. The five treasures are: the [[Bashōsen]], [[Benihisago]], [[Kōkinjō]], [[Shichiseiken]], and the [[Kohaku no Jōhei]]. By combining the Benihisago, Kōkinjō, and Shichiseiken, the Sage (or any user) can capture the word soul of his victims, and then draw them into the gourd and seal them away. The Bashōsen can generate any of the five basic elements. The Kohaku no Jōhei can seal anyone without the elaborate procedures used for the Benihisago. The five treasures eventually fell into the possession of [[Kumogakure]], and then into the hands of the [[Gold and Silver Brothers]], who made use of the treasures in their criminal activities.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 527, page 5</ref> Kumo however, managed to retrieve the Kohaku no Jōhei which was kept in the Raikage's office.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 529, page 6</ref>
 
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=== Dōjutsu ===
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==== Sharingan ====
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[[File:Hagoromo's Sharingan.png|thumb|left|Hagoromo's Sharingan.]]
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In the anime, Hagoromo awakened the [[Sharingan]] after finding the corpse of his love interest [[Haori]]. Similar to his descendants — the [[Uchiha]] — he gained much greater powers of perception, able to clearly see through enemies' tactics to better counter them.<ref name="NS462" /> Unique to him, his Sharingan first emerged fully mature with three tomoe in both eyes and could maintain usage of this power seemingly indefinitely and unhindered.<ref name="NS461">''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 461</ref>
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==== Mangekyō Sharingan ====
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[[File:Hagoromo Susanoo.png|thumb|Hagoromo's Complete Body — Susanoo.]]
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In the anime, when finding himself unable to stop his younger brother from attacking in his brainwashed state, Hagoromo was forced to fatally injure him, manifesting the Mangekyō Sharingan. Quickly mastering this new power while in battle, Hagoromo became able to use [[Susanoo]] in its Complete Body form to fight on par with Kaguya's Ten-Tails form, even able to deflect one of the Ten-Tails' [[Tailed Beast Ball]]. With the simultaneous awakening of the [[Rinnegan]], Hagoromo appears able to access his Sharingan abilities even while the Rinnegan is activated and suffers no adverse effect from using this power such as physical strain or deteriorating sight.<ref name="NS462" />
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==== Rinnegan ====
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[[File:Hagoromo's Rinnegan.png|thumb|left|Hagoromo's Rinnegan.]]
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Hagoromo possessed a derived form of his mother's [[Rinne Sharingan|dōjutsu]]; the [[Rinnegan]]. In the anime, he manifested it simultaneously with his Mangekyō Sharingan.<ref name="NS461" /> He was believed to have been the only person to have fully mastered the Rinnegan, and also learned to control all five types of chakra natures. As a wielder of the Rinnegan,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 551, page 10</ref> [[Nagato]] openly admitted his power with the Rinnegan was nothing compared to Hagoromo's.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 439, page 7</ref> The Rinnegan grants him the ability to use all of the abilities of the [[Six Paths Technique]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 637, page 3</ref> With the [[Outer Path]], he could summon souls from the [[Pure Land]] and also undo another person's use of the [[Impure World Reincarnation]], releasing the souls from their vessels and sending them back to the Pure Land.
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=== Senjutsu ===
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With his immense reserves of chakra inherited from his mother, Hagoromo was very well-adjusted to learning [[senjutsu]] to enhance his abilities. In the anime, this was taught to him by [[Gamamaru]] in [[Mount Myōboku]], and Hagoromo showed an innate talent for it, shocking Gamamaru with his ability to clearly sense the presence of [[Natural Energy]] before gaining any training as a [[Sage]] and mastering the art in an inconceivably short amount of time.<ref name="NS461" /> Along with his powerful chakra and [[Rinnegan]], he was able to develop the [[Six Paths Senjutsu]].<ref name="d4268">Fourth Databook, pages 268-269</ref> With this, he could perform feats such as flying and levitating freely.
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==== Truth-Seeking Ball ====
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With his Six Paths Senjutsu, Hagoromo also had the ability to manifest up to ten [[Truth-Seeking Ball]]s at a time,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 670, page 11</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 690, page 4</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 670, page 2</ref> which are composed of the five basic [[nature transformation]]s, [[Yin–Yang Release]]<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 689, page 7</ref> and the [[Chakra#Six Paths Chakra|Six Paths Sage Chakra]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 674, pages 9-10</ref> He typically shaped one of the orbs into a dual-headed shakujō. One end has a ringed hoop, while the other end possesses a crescent shaped curve, representing the sun and moon respectively.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 671, page 1</ref> With this malleable chakra, he can also form the holy sword known as the [[Sword of Nunoboko]], which he reportedly used to shape the world.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 651, pages 4-5</ref>
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=== Bukijutsu ===
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Hagoromo was shown carrying two objects. One was what appeared to be a [[katana]], implying that he was skilled in [[kenjutsu]], whilst the other was a [[wikipedia:Khakkhara|shakujō]] — a Buddhist ringed staff which is meant to be used in prayer, another weapon that he was likely proficient with.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 467, page 14</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 670, page 13</ref>
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==== Treasured Tools ====
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Hagoromo wielded unique tools which became known as the [[Treasured Tools of the Sage of Six Paths]], each of which possess a unique and powerful ability. The five treasures are: the [[Bashōsen]], [[Benihisago]], [[Kōkinjō]], [[Shichiseiken]], and the [[Kohaku no Jōhei]]. By combining the Benihisago, Kōkinjō, and Shichiseiken, Hagoromo could capture the word soul of his victims, and then draw them into the gourd to seal them away. With the Bashōsen, he could generate any of the five basic elements. The Kohaku no Jōhei allowed him to seal anyone without the elaborate procedures used for the Benihisago. All five of the tools requires enormous amounts of chakra to use, which can easily kill an average person by exhaustion, though due to Hagoromo's massive reserves, he shows no trouble with this issue.
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== Part II ==
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=== Birth of the Ten-Tails' Jinchūriki ===
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[[File:Hagoromo full appearance.png|thumb|Hagoromo introduces himself to Naruto.]]
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After Yang-[[Kurama]] was extracted from Naruto Uzumaki, the legendary sage met within Naruto's mind to speak with him, noting that he felt drawn to Naruto. After the young shinobi grew angry from Hagoromo's philosophical speech, Hagoromo gets to the matter at hand. He begins to explain his family history from his mother to his two sons, to Naruto, which lead him to reveal to the latter, that he is in fact the transmigrant of his younger son Asura. Realising that Naruto had already realised this on some level, Hagoromo also went on to explain that similarly, Indra has repeatedly transmigrated his chakra into others, most recently, as Naruto correctly guessed, Indra's chakra is in possession of [[Sasuke Uchiha]]. Hagoromo explained that Indra's previous transmigrant, Madara, sought not only the Sage's power, but that of his mother's, having broken from the normal cycle of life.
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[[File:Naruto and Sasuke obtain Rikudo Power.png|thumb|left|Hagoromo transfers his power to Naruto and Sasuke.]]
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As the Sage asked Naruto to stop Madara, Naruto thanked him for his trust, though Hagoromo insisted that he deserved no praise after his failings as a father and leader as well as having let the world continue to follow the belief of power for peace. Naruto disagreed with Hagoromo being a failure. [[Gyūki]], [[Shukaku]], and Yin-Kurama agreed as they appeared inside Naruto's mind, having just been transferred inside Naruto's body from [[Obito]]. As the tailed beasts voiced their agreement to Naruto being the child of the prophecy, Hagoromo summoned the other tailed beasts. Admitting to his mistake of solely trusting one son and ignoring the other, Hagoromo entrusted Naruto to help reshape the world for the better. He then asked Naruto what his goal was after the war ended. Simultaneously elsewhere, Hagoromo met with Sasuke, telling him the same story and asking him the same question. Accepting the respective answers of his reincarnated children, Hagoromo gives divides his [[Chakra#Six Paths Chakra|power and chakra]] and bestows it evenly between the two rivals/friends, ensuring he did not repeat the mistake of only entrusting the task to just one. This also blessed the Naruto and Sasuke with awakening the [[Six Paths Sage Mode]] and the [[Rinnegan]] respectively.
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=== Kaguya Ōtsutsuki Strikes ===
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[[File:Hagoromo Meets Hokage.png|thumb|Hagoromo manifests himself before the Hokage.]]
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Later on, after Hashirama placed his hand on half of [[Madara]]'s body, Hagoromo emerges from it in front of the reanimated [[Hokage]], recognising Hashirama as Asura's previous transmigrant. Hagoromo then explains the current situation to the Hokage, and in the anime revealed the full history of his life.<ref name="NS464" /> Telling them of a powerful summoning technique that he is unable to perform now as he gave nearly all his power to Sasuke and Naruto, he instead gives instructions to the Hokage.
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[[File:Combined Kage summoning.png|thumb|left|The deceased Kage and Hagoromo summon Team 7 and the tailed beasts.]]
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After sensing his mother had finally been sealed by Naruto and Sasuke, the Yin and Yang marks he gave them reappearing on his own hands, he called the spirits of the deceased Kage to aid him in performing a Summoning Technique to bring Team 7, the tailed beasts, and Madara back from [[Kaguya's Dimension]]. Afterwards, he thanks Naruto and Sasuke for saving the world. Hagoromo then thanks Kakashi for effectively leading his students against Kaguya, who humbly says they did most of the work. Sasuke, noticing Madara was still alive, goes to finish him, only for Hagoromo to stop him, saying that having the tailed beasts removed from him without the assistance of the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]] means he will soon die on his own. After everyone says their final words, Hagoromo then sends all the past Kage back to the afterlife.
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As plans for the future were expressed, Hagoromo insisted to Yang-Kurama that it return to Naruto's side. Turning his attention to the present, Hagoromo began instructing Naruto and Sasuke on how to dispel Infinite Tsukuyomi. Before any such action even started, Sasuke made his own plans known. Planning to kill the current Kage and take control of the tailed beasts, he then swiftly placed the latter under his genjutsu and sealed them away in his own [[Chibaku Tensei]]. Sasuke then explained he wished to reshape the world as it should have been, doing so with revolution. Knowing already of Sasuke's intentions from their last talk, Hagoromo was saddened to see despite his efforts to make things right with his children in a new life, they still ended up fighting each other. Naruto however firmly said he would put an end to this sibling feud. Knowing his time left in this world was nearly up, Hagoromo chose to trust Naruto. Watching as Team Kakashi dissolved once more, he approached Kakashi as he tended to an unconscious [[Sakura]]. Citing that the past is there as a reminder, he expresses his confidence that Naruto would be able to transform Sasuke's hate into love. Hagoromo begins to disappear and he tells Kakashi to believe in them, because there was nothing more they could do.
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== Legacy ==
 
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It is almost impossible to overestimate Hagoromo's effect on the course of the ninja world's development. As the first true ninja, he created the ninja world, revolutionised it, and left it forever changed. As his disciples grew continuously greater in number, it led to the creation of ninja [[clans]]. However, despite his efforts of using ninshū to promote peace through the world, over time following his passing, people began to use chakra as means to get stronger and weaponised this power, deviating away from the true teachings of ninshū and ultimately formed what became [[ninjutsu]].
As time passed, the Sage ultimately faded into legend. His bloodline was divided into the descendants of his two children, which would eventually form the [[Senju clan]] — and through distant relations the [[Uzumaki clan]] — and the [[Uchiha clan]]. As a result of [[Madara Uchiha]] acquiring and integrating Senju DNA into his body, the [[Rinnegan]] would later resurface. Though he noted nothing happened initially after the DNA integration, when he neared the end of his natural lifespan, the dōjutsu finally awakened.<ref name="chpt606">''Naruto'' chapter 606, page 13</ref> With that, Madara Uchiha managed to undo the Sage's seal on the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path|vessel of the Ten-Tails]] by [[Summoning Technique|summoning]] it from the moon and formulated the [[Eye of the Moon Plan]] to become the Ten-Tails' new jinchūriki.<ref name="chpt606"/>
 
   
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As time passed, Hagoromo ultimately faded into legend. His bloodline was divided into the descendants of his two children, which would eventually form the [[Senju clan]] — and through distant relations, the [[Uzumaki clan]] — and the [[Uchiha clan]]. As a result of [[Madara Uchiha]] acquiring and integrating the DNA of [[Hashirama Senju]] into his body, thereby fusing the chakras of Indra and Asura and creating Hagoromo's chakra, the [[Rinnegan]] would later resurface. Though he noted nothing happened initially after the DNA integration, when Madara neared the end of his natural lifespan, the dōjutsu finally awakened.<ref name="chpt606">''Naruto'' chapter 606, page 13</ref> With that, Madara managed to undo Hagoromo's seal on the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path|vessel of the Ten-Tails]] by [[Summoning Technique|summoning]] it from the moon and formulated the [[Eye of the Moon Plan]] to become the Ten-Tails' new jinchūriki.<ref name="chpt606" />
Because [[Nagato]], a pupil of [[Jiraiya]]'s, manifested the Rinnegan, the latter suspected Nagato to be the reincarnation of the Sage himself.<ref name="c446">''Naruto'' chapter 446, page 10</ref> In reality, [[Madara]] secretly transplanted his own Rinnegan to the boy, without his knowledge.<ref name="chpt606"/> Nagato, as a descendant of the Senju-related Uzumaki clan, was the perfect host for the dōjutsu; however, Nagato noted that his own power would have paled in comparison to the Sage's.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 439, page 8</ref> Others, including [[Kakashi Hatake]], noted that the Rinnegan was viewed merely as a mutation.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 462, page 11</ref> [[Kurama]] and [[Son Gokū]]'s recognition of the Sage (and the tailed beasts' apparent status as the only survivors from the Sage's lifetime), lends credibility to his existence.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 499, page 15</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 568, page 10</ref>
 
   
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Because [[Nagato]], a pupil of [[Jiraiya]]'s, possessed the Rinnegan, the latter suspected Nagato to have been the reincarnation of the Sage himself.<ref name="c446">''Naruto'' chapter 446, page 10</ref> However, in reality, Madara had secretly transplanted his own Rinnegan into the boy without his knowledge.<ref name="chpt606" /> Nagato, as a descendant of the Senju-related Uzumaki clan, was the perfect host for the dōjutsu; however, Nagato himself noted that his own power would have paled in comparison to the Sage's.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 439, page 8</ref> Others, including [[Kakashi Hatake]] and [[Ōnoki]], noted that the Sage was a myth and the Rinnegan was viewed merely as a mutation.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 462, page 11</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 467, page 12</ref> The tailed beasts' recognition of Hagoromo (and their apparent status as the only survivors from his lifetime), lended credibility to his existence.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 499, page 15</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 568, page 10</ref>
Before he died, the Sage told the young tailed beasts that someone would come and lead them on the right path. The tailed beasts would all later come to agree that this person is [[Naruto Uzumaki]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 572, pages 12-15</ref>
 
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Centuries after Hagoromo died, Hagoromo's prophecy from [[Gamamaru]] about the world-changing boy who would unite the tailed beasts finally came true, as the tailed beasts themselves would all later come to agree that this person is Naruto Uzumaki, giving him their trust and a portion of their respective powers.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 572, pages 12-15</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 671, pages 12-14</ref>
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== In Other Media ==
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Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki makes his first video game appearance in the main story of ''[[Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4]]'' where he plays the role as the game's narrator. At the beginning of the game's story mode, the unseen Hagoromo presents the player with a scroll without a name which records the game's story. Upon completing the main story, Hagoromo decides that all there is left to do is to give the scroll a name and names it ''The Tale of Naruto Uzumaki''. He plays his role as the narrator again in the Road to Boruto expansion for the game, presenting another scroll without a name to the player, but this time, he doesn't give the scroll a name at the end of the story. The reason for this is because, according to him, Boruto's path in life will keep going on for a very long time. Eventually, Boruto will look back on his path in life, and when he does, the story will get a name. Hagoromo concludes by telling the player that until then, this story will not have a name.
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If the player is KO'd in story mode, Hagoromo will appear and will allow them to continue the battle, giving them the option of increasing either their attack or defence power for the remainder of the battle. However, if the player gets KO'd during the [[Kabuto]] vs [[Itachi]] battle, Itachi will appear instead of him.
   
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
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* {{translation|''Hagoromo''|羽衣}} literally means ''feather mantle'' and is a reference to ''[[Wikipedia:The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter|The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter]]'', in which Princess Kaguya is given a ''hagoromo'' to wear upon her return to the moon. The surname {{translation|'Ōtsutsuki'|大筒木|}} roughly means 'big bamboo tree' and is derived from an obscure passage in the second volume of the [[wikipedia:Kojiki|''Kojiki'']] about the genealogies of [[wikipedia:Emperor Suinin|Emperor Suinin]], eleventh emperor of Japan, which states that he had a consort named {{translation|Kaguyahime no Mikoto|迦具夜比売命}}, the daughter of a king named {{translation|Ōtsutsukitarine no Miko|大筒木垂根王}}; tradition holds that these individuals served as the basis for Princess Kaguya and the old bamboo cutter in the aforementioned tale.
* The necklace that the Sage wore might be a reference to the [[wikipedia:Magatama#Yasakani no Magatama|Yasakani Jewel]]; a legendary magatama necklace that is part of the [[wikipedia:Imperial Regalia of Japan|Japanese Imperial Regalia]], together with the [[wikipedia:Kusanagi|Kusanagi Sword]] and the [[wikipedia:Yata no Kagami|Yata Mirror]].
 
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** His horn-like appendages may in fact symbolise rabbit ears, representing his connection to the moon by evoking the [[Wikipedia:Moon rabbit|moon rabbit]]; pop culture depictions of Princess Kaguya and the moon-folk often incorporate features like rabbit ears for this reason.
* The Sage shares the same nickname with both the [[First Hokage|First]] and [[Third Hokage]], who were all known as the {{translation|'''God of Shinobi'''|忍の神|Shinobi no Kami}}.
 
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** In the fourth databook, Hagoromo is called {{translation|"Rikudō no Shinsen"|六道の神仙}} on one occasion. Although both "sennin" and "shinsen" can be translated as "sage", the latter is an archaic way to refer to supernatural beings and even gods.<ref name="d4" />
* Due to the [[Gold and Silver Brothers]]' ability to assimilate Kurama's chakra by eating some of its flesh, the Fourth Raikage suspected them to be distantly related to the Sage.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 529, page 4</ref>
 
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* The necklace that Hagoromo wore might be a reference to the [[Wikipedia:Magatama#Yasakani no Magatama|Yasakani Jewel]]; a legendary magatama necklace that is part of the [[Wikipedia:Imperial Regalia of Japan|Japanese Imperial Regalia]], together with the [[wikipedia:Kusanagi|Kusanagi Sword]] and the [[Wikipedia:Yata no Kagami|Yata Mirror]].
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* Hagoromo shares the same nickname with both the [[Hashirama Senju|First]] and [[Hiruzen Sarutobi|Third]] [[Hokage]], who were all known as the {{translation|"God of Shinobi"|忍の神|Shinobi no Kami}}.
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* Prior to his full appearance in the manga, the anime depicted Hagoromo with a different colour scheme: he had light-coloured skin and dull-brown hair, both the magatama around his neck and the markings on his back were red, and the top part of his shakujō was golden.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 329</ref> This colour scheme was also used in ''[[Naruto: Colour Edition]]''.
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* Despite using [[Truth-Seeking Ball]]s in the manga, he is not listed as a user of this technique in the fourth databook.<ref name="d4" />
   
 
== Quotes ==
 
== Quotes ==
 
* (As quoted by [[Jiraiya]]) {{translation|"''I am the one who will establish peace and order.''"|「我安寧秩序を成す者」|"Ware annei chitsujo o nasu mono."}}<ref name="c446" />
 
* (As quoted by [[Jiraiya]]) {{translation|"''I am the one who will establish peace and order.''"|「我安寧秩序を成す者」|"Ware annei chitsujo o nasu mono."}}<ref name="c446" />
* (To the [[tailed beasts]]) {{translation|"''I don't have long any more. [[Shukaku]], [[Matatabi]], [[Isobu]], [[Son Gokū]], [[Kokuō]], [[Saiken]], [[Chōmei]], [[Gyūki]], [[Kurama]]. Even though you have been separated, you shall always be together. Until eventually that time shall come when you will become one… You each carry a name… And with a different shape than you had up to now, you will be shown a righteous path, different from the time you spent inside of me. What is true power… …Until that time…''"|「私はもう長くない 守鶴・又旅・磯撫・孫悟空・穆王・犀犬・重明・牛鬼・九喇嘛 離れていてもお前達はいつも一緒だ いずれ一つとなる時が来よう…それぞれの名を持ち…今までとは違う形でな そして私の中に居た時と違い正しく導かれる 本当の力とは何か… …その時まで…」|"Watashi wa mō nagakunai. Shukaku, Matatabi, Isobu, Son Gokū, Kokuō, Saiken, Chōmei, Gyūki, Kurama. Hanarete ite mo omaetachi wa itsumo issho da. Izure hitotsu to naru toki ga koyō… Sorezore no na o mochi… Ima made to wa chigau katachi de na. Soshite watashi no naka ni ita toki to chigai tadashiku michibikareru. Hontō no chikara to wa nani ka… …Sono toki made…"}}<ref name="ch572"/>
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* (To the [[tailed beasts]]) {{translation|"''I don't have long any more. [[Shukaku]], [[Matatabi]], [[Isobu]], [[Son Gokū]], [[Kokuō]], [[Saiken]], [[Chōmei]], [[Gyūki]], [[Kurama]]. Even though you have been separated, you shall always be together. Until eventually that time shall come when you will become one… You each carry a name… And with a different shape than you had up to now, you will be shown a righteous path, different from the time you spent inside of me. What is true power… …Until that time…''"|「私はもう長くない 守鶴・又旅・磯撫・孫悟空・穆王・犀犬・重明・牛鬼・九喇嘛 離れていてもお前達はいつも一緒だ いずれ一つとなる時が来よう…それぞれの名を持ち…今までとは違う形でな そして私の中に居た時と違い正しく導かれる 本当の力とは何か… …その時まで…」|"Watashi wa mō nagakunai. Shukaku, Matatabi, Isobu, Son Gokū, Kokuō, Saiken, Chōmei, Gyūki, Kurama. Hanarete ite mo omaetachi wa itsumo issho da. Izure hitotsu to naru toki ga koyō… Sorezore no na o mochi… Ima made to wa chigau katachi de na. Soshite watashi no naka ni ita toki to chigai tadashiku michibikareru. Hontō no chikara to wa nani ka… …Sono toki made…"}}<ref name="ch572" />
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* (To [[Naruto]]) "''Not ninjutsu, Ninshū! My Ninshū was created to inspire hope. Do not confuse it with ninjutsu, which was made to create war!''"<ref name="Ch670"/>
   
 
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大筒木ハゴロモ Ōtsutsuki Hagoromo

  • Sage of Six Paths (六道仙人, Rikudō Sennin, English TV: The Sage of the Six Paths)
  • God of Shinobi (忍の神, Shinobi no Kami, English TV: The Supreme Shinobi)[2]
  • Saviour of this World (この世の救世主, Kono Yo no Kyūseishu)[3]
  • God Sage of Six Paths (六道の神仙, Rikudō no Shinsen)[1]
Debut
Manga Volume #60, Naruto Chapter #572
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #329
Movie The Last: Naruto the Movie
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game, Movie
Voice Actors
Japanese
English
Personal
Birthdate Astrological Sign Leo August 6 Icon_-_Search.png
Sex Gender Male Male
Species Celestial Being-Human hybrid
Status Deceased
Height
  • Part II: 186 cm
    1.86 m
    6.102 ft
    73.228 in
Kekkei Genkai
Kekkei Mōra
Classification
Tailed Beast Ten-Tails (Forms)
Occupation
  • Priest
Affiliation
Clan
Family
Nature Type
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Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki (大筒木ハゴロモ, Ōtsutsuki Hagoromo), known to Earth's population at large as the Sage of Six Paths (六道仙人, Rikudō Sennin, English TV: The Sage of the Six Paths), was a legendary god-like figure who is regarded as the ancestor of shinobi,[4] for his act of founding ninshū which led to the creation of the ninja world. He was the son of Princess Kaguya Ōtsutsuki‎‎ and alongside his fraternal twin brother, Hamura, were the first to be born with the same powerful chakra as their mother. Together, he and his brother defeated their mother, who had become the terrifying Ten-Tails, in battle and sealed the powerful beast within himself, thus making Hagoromo the first jinchūriki.

Background

Hamura and Hagoromo

Hagoromo and Hamura as infants.

Alongside Hamura, Hagoromo, the elder twin brother,[5] was born as one of the two children to Kaguya‎‎, a princess who ate the forbidden Chakra Fruit of the God Tree that appeared once a millennium in an effort to gain divine abilities, which she used to put an end to the constant wars during that era. As a result, Hagoromo was born with the ability to manipulate the same type of powerful chakra as his mother. Angered by the fact that her chakra had been spread to others, Kaguya merged with the God Tree into the Ten-Tails, which attempted to reclaim her chakra.

Hagoromo and Hamura fight the Ten-Tails

Hagoromo and Hamura battle the Ten-Tails.

The Ten-Tails rampaged throughout the lands until Hagoromo and his younger twin brother managed to defeat the beast, with Hagoromo becoming its jinchūriki, causing him to be revered as a god for the virtue of his victory. Researching his mother's technique, Hagoromo was able to free the world from her Infinite Tsukuyomi. Going by the Sage of Six Paths after entering priesthood,[4] he travelled across the land giving chakra to every one in the world, spreading his ideals and religion of ninshū in the process. His great deeds and ultimate desire to bring peace to the war-torn world made him widely known as the Saviour of this World (この世の救世主, Kono Yo no Kyūseishu).[2][6]

Hagoromo's ultimate wish was to establish peace across the world, but it was a goal that would never be achieved in a single lifetime. Knowing this, he chose to entrust his dream and legacy to his two sons, and began to teach them ninshū. The older son, Indra, was acknowledged by Hagoromo as a true prodigy, who quickly began to revel in his natural prowess and became very solitary. The younger son, Asura, proved to be the exact opposite, having shown no special abilities or natural talent, but he pushed on through his limitations, growing stronger and more mature because of his struggles and making friends with others along the way. Hagoromo acknowledged Asura's chosen path, agreeing that love and cooperation were the true keys to peace.[7]

Young Bijuu and Hagoromo

Hagoromo with the young tailed beasts.

Inspired by his younger son, Hagoromo separated the Ten-Tails' chakra within his body and used his Creation of All Things Technique to divide it into nine separated bodies, creating the tailed beasts and giving each a name.[8] As a result of extracting them all at once, Hagoromo was left weakened and incapacitated for several months, though the powerful life force of the Ten-Tails' husk kept him alive.[9] Some time after their creation, the young tailed beasts were told that they were all still linked to one another despite being separate entities. Hagoromo also told them that they would eventually become one again, yet not as they originally were, and that one shall appear at that time to show them what true power is.[10] In the anime, it was shown that before his death, the Sage and his followers built temples in nine different regions of the world where the tailed beasts could live and be protected.[11] Hagoromo eventually sealed the husk of the Ten-Tails within the moon.[12] On his deathbed, he chose Asura to be his successor, but Indra, overcome by bitterness and envy as well as being encouraged and manipulated by Black Zetsu, a manifestation of Kaguya's will, fought against his brother, beginning a war between them that would continue through their descendants.[13][14]

Hagoromo And Tablet

Hagoromo leaves the tablet for Indra's descendants.

Suspecting that Indra or one of his reincarnations would eventually attempt to take Asura's power for themselves, Hagoromo left behind a tablet detailing his history in an attempt to make them reconsider.[15] Only those who possess the Rinnegan can fully decipher the contents of the tablet, while a reader with other dōjutsu such as the Sharingan can still partially interpret the information.[16] However, unknown to him, Black Zetsu, a manifestation of his mother's will, had altered the contents of his tablet so he could manipulate Indra's descendants, the Uchiha clan, through the ages into resurrecting Kaguya and initiating the Infinite Tsukuyomi anew.[17] Even though Hagoromo died and his body was destroyed, his chakra and consciousness remained and traversed the world throughout the centuries.

In the anime's telling of events, well into their adolescence, Hagoromo and his brother lived in ignorance of their mother's true amoral nature. While their homeland continued to prosper, people would periodically disappear for a sacred Ritual of the God Tree. One day, the brothers were approached by Gamamaru, who revealed to them that beyond the peak of the nearby mountains lied the truth of the ritual. While initially ignoring the toad's words, Hagoromo grew distressed when a local girl he cared for named Haori became part of the ritual. When the brothers confronted their mother about ending the rituals, Kaguya dismissed their concern, simply saying it was necessary for "the others' arrival". Finally deciding to investigate, the two brothers were horrified to learn that the missing citizens were sacrificed to the God Tree. This especially hurt Hagoromo, and he awakened the Sharingan in his grief. Wishing to learn more, the brothers sought out Gamamaru. He revealed to them their mother's history of coming to Earth and using the God Tree's fruit to gain great power and enslave much of the land using Infinite Tsukuyomi, including their father. Deciding that they needed more power to confront Kaguya should she turn hostile, Hagoromo began training under Gamamaru in senjutsu. While Hagoromo quickly improved in this art, Kaguya soon caught on to her sons' scheme.[18]

After Hagoromo completed his training under the Toad Sage, he returned to confront Kaguya, but not before being presented by Gamamaru with a special seal tag instilled with great sage power refined over the centuries. Once approaching Kaguya, the mother and son made their respective views known. As Hagoromo tried to reason with Kaguya, his words fell on deaf ears, as Kaguya deemed Hagoromo as ungrateful. She then had Hamura, who she brainwashed, attack Hagoromo. Unable to reason with Hamura, Hagoromo was left with no choice but to strike down his beloved brother, which awakened his Mangekyō Sharingan and Rinnegan. Deciding to use Gamamaru's one-use gift, Hagoromo placed the seal tag on Hamura and healed him.[19]

Angered by the fact that her chakra had been used against her, Kaguya wills the God Tree to transform into the Ten-Tails, which attempted to reclaim her chakra for her. Hagoromo and Hamura fought both their mother and the Ten-Tails in a battle that lasts for months, decimating the land in the process, until they were able to defeat them both by sealing Kaguya, and Hagoromo split the Ten-Tails' chakra into the nine tailed beasts. Later, Hagoromo was able to free the world from Kaguya's Infinite Tsukuyomi. While Hamura decided to stay on the moon to keep watch of their mother,[19] Hagoromo chose to travel the earth to find proper dwellings for the tailed beasts and repent for the damage he caused the world from his fight against Kaguya. Before leaving, Gamamaru told Hagoromo a prophecy he had about a mischievous blue-eyed child who would one day connect with the tailed beasts and bring about a miracle.[20]

Afterwards, Hagoromo eventually returned to his home village to act as the centre for the teachings of ninshū. He also fell in love and married a woman with whom had two children, Indra and Asura. During the second pregnancy, there were complications as Hagoromo's wife passed not long after giving birth to her second child.[20] Hagoromo later began instructing his sons in Ninshū. The older son, Indra, was acknowledged by Hagoromo as a true prodigy, quickly began to revel in his natural prowess and became very solitary, unaware that much of this came from the subtle manipulations of Black Zetsu.[21] The younger son, Asura, proved to be the exact opposite, having shown no special abilities or natural talent, but he pushed on through his limitations, growing stronger and more mature because of his struggles and making friends with others along the way. Finally deciding the time had come to chose a successor to Ninshū, Hagoromo sent each on his sons on a different mission of restoration for a struggling land that was ravaged by the battle against Kaguya to test their capacities.[22] A year went by since the missions were given, Indra quickly returning after completing his while Asura took much longer. Deciding to wait for his younger son's return before making his decision, he was told the nature of how Indra completed his mission by Gamamaru. Eventually, Asura completed his mission, but also returned with many people from the village, who were inspired by Asura and even learned Ninshū from him, having helped him complete his mission.[23]

With Asura and Indra present, Hagoromo decided to choose his successor in Ninshū. Much to everyone's surprise, Hagoromo chose Asura. This greatly angered and confused Indra, who thought he was worthy of becoming the successor, and he stormed out into the wilderness. Later on, Hagoromo explained to Asura why he chose him as his successor and asked Asura to take care of the world with Indra, and Hagoromo gave Asura his power. Subsequently, Indra in a fit of rage attacked Hagoromo, Asura and the rest of the villagers with his Susanoo and newly acquired Mangekyō Sharingan, with his explanation as to how he obtained the dōjutsu drawing Hagoromo's disgust. Hagoromo and the rest of the villagers transferred their chakra to Asura to help him take on Indra, forcing the elder brother to flee.[23]

As Hagoromo was nearing death and laying on his deathbed, Indra appeared to his father after years of disappearance and explained his ambition to take down ninshū. Hagoromo later relays this information to Asura and his family, entrusting his younger son with his final wish before dying.[23]

Personality

Hagoromo was a man who sought peace by spreading his wisdom across the world. He was exceptionally wise, as he was able to bring about a great change to the world by simply disseminating the principles of chakra and his religion. He also seemed to care a great deal for the tailed beasts when they were still with him; he gave them each a name as a sign of their individuality, and told them that no matter how far apart they grew, they would always be together, and would someday be led down the right path.[10] In return, the tailed beasts showed respect and admiration for the Sage. Kurama even shed a tear at the thought of his imminent passing, suggesting that the beasts might even have viewed him as a sort of father-figure. His compassion and desire for peace was so great that even after learning of Kaguya's amoral actions, which included the death of Hagoromo's crush Haori, Hagoromo never succumbed to his grief and rage, despite it also awakening his Sharingan. Instead, he hoped to settle the matters with words rather than violence.[18] Even more, despite rebelling against Kaguya, he still loved and respected her, constantly referring to her as "Mother" even when acknowledging how evil she became.

In the anime, Hagoromo's personality remained mostly the same in his youth, apart from the periodic immaturity that comes with adolescence. One example was when he gloated Kaguya's attempt to turn Hamura against him not only backfired, but also allowed him to awaken his Mangekyō Sharingan and Rinnegan.

Upon meeting Naruto, Hagoromo showed himself to be a very patient and composed individual, being unaffected by Naruto's outbursts. He was a very intelligent man, as even from a young age, he was able to clearly see through the demeanor and intentions of others.[18] Very methodically, he could learn new forms of study including language and culture, able to seamlessly change his speech patterns and dialect to be better understood by people from a different era.[24] He was also very stern about his teachings being recognised as "ninshū", noting that "ninjutsu" was created for combat unlike ninshū's pursuit of peace, and gripped his staff rather tightly when Naruto failed to distinguish the difference between the two.[25] At the same time, Hagoromo was a very modest man, openly admitting that change is inevitable and one can only hope to prepare themselves for it.[21] Likewise, he was open and truthful about his personal mistakes and shames as a father and leader. Despite his deified status, he also believed that no one should have more power than any other because there is a strong chance that the person will become arrogant and desire even greater power. After defeating his mother, Hagoromo made a personal choice to avoid using his inhuman powers whenever possible, both as a means to atone for the damage he caused the land and to better connect with normal people, feeling a certain pride and joy at accomplishing his tasks with normal effort.[20]

After trying to undo the rift he unintentionally created between his sons, and their respective present incarnations, he ultimately laments that he was unable to repair the damage he caused; as such he put his trust in Naruto only.[26]

Appearance

  • Hagoromo as a child.
  • Hagoromo as a young adult.
  • Hagoromo as an adult.

Hagoromo was a tall and pale-skinned man, who had deep wrinkles and a strong jawline in his elderly age. He had spiky, shoulder-length, pale brown hair, with a chin-length, braided lock hanging in front of his left ear. He also sported a goatee, which was short in his younger years and later tapered down to his waist in his old age. Hagoromo had a pair of horn-like protrusions extending from either side of his forehead and — in the anime — pupilless white eyes.[18] He also had a red Rinnegan-like marking in the centre of his forehead referred to as his Third Eye (第三の眼, Daisan no Me)[27]; in the anime, this marking appeared when he first awakened his Mangekyō Sharingan and Rinnegan.[19] Hagoromo wore a white, full-length kimono with a pattern of six black magatama around a high collar, beneath which, he wore a necklace which was also made up of six black magatama. On the back of his kimono was a larger, black Rinnegan marking with a pattern of nine magatama arranged in three rows of three beneath it.

Abilities

Hamura and Hagoromo seal Kaguya

Hagoromo and Hamura sealing their mother.

While little is known about all of his true abilities, Hagoromo is widely accepted to be the most powerful figure in history, second only to his own mother, having defeated the Ten-Tails and seal away his mother alongside his brother, with Hamura acknowledging his older brother as the stronger of the twins.[18] Hagoromo might and exploits ultimately made him revered as a god himself. He obtained a great group of followers, as many across the world strove to learn from his teachings. His power even transcended time itself, becoming able to continue observing the world and meet with people long after his death.

Chakra and Physical Prowess

Born alongside his young brother as the son of Kaguya, Hagoromo was blessed with remarkably powerful and equally large reserves of chakra. The first person born with chakra, he also became the first man to understand the very nature of chakra itself. With no prior training, he had an innate and immensely precise control over its power, not needing hand seals for his various feats[21] and proved to be very versatile in its usage, such as transfering chakra with others. Hagoromo's very chakra even contains the Yin–Yang Release.[1] His reserves grew exponentially higher after becoming very first jinchūriki in history, having the Ten-Tails' great power contained within him. His power was so great that centuries after his death, with his genes greatly diluted, his distant descendants[1] Kinkaku and Ginkaku were able to obtain jinchūriki-like powers by consuming the meat of Kurama instead of dying, as another Kumogakure shinobi did when attempting the same.

Hagoromo was also shown to have impressive raw might. While peaceful, he demonstrated considerable hand-to-hand combat prowess, able to easily fend off his younger brother's brainwashed assault. He also possessed equally remarkable strength, able to effortlessly rip out full-grown trees from the ground.[20]

Ninshū

Hagoromo With Followers

Hagoromo connecting with others through ninshū.

Hagoromo's wisdom, combined with his kekkei mōra, allowed him to create the original form of ninjutsu, Ninshū. He invented Ninshū as a way to bring peace to a war-torn world, sharing chakra with others and then teaching them to connect together with everyone using their spiritual energies as a mean to understand feelings of one another. He could also use it as a means to heal seemingly any ailment in an individual. He intended for this creation to connect all humans and bring forth harmony, however, following his death, humans began using the newfound power they wielded to fight against each other, and widen the rift between them all instead, turning it into what became ninjutsu.

Nature Transformation

Babutsu Sozo

Hagoromo using the Creation of All Things Technique.

With the power of his Rinnegan, Hagoromo became the first person to master all five elemental nature transformations. In the anime, he was shown to use Lightning Release to demolish a gigantic rock and create a blade of lightning to impale Hamura to release him from his mother's control and also using Wind Release to cut through the God Tree's bindings.[18] He also obtained the power of the Yin–Yang Release and mastered it to such an extent that he was able to combine his Yang chakra, the essence of physical energy, with his Yin chakra, the essence of spiritual energy, to create form from nothingness with a mere thought to bring it to life, an ability that he used to create the Tailed Beasts from the Ten-Tails' chakra.[8]

Fūinjutsu

In preparation for his battle with Kaguya, alongside Hamura, Hagoromo developed immense prowess in fūinjutsu. With his mastery of sealing techniques, he was able to first seal the Ten-Tails into his own body, and was later able to seal it away when his life came to an end. Even on his deathbed, Hagoromo was able to employ his Chibaku Tensei technique on a massive scale and use that chakra to create the moon to imprison the body of the Ten-Tails within it, a clear testament to his incredible power. His mastery of this skill also allowed him to brand others with a portion of his powers.

Dōjutsu

Sharingan

Hagoromo&#039;s Sharingan

Hagoromo's Sharingan.

In the anime, Hagoromo awakened the Sharingan after finding the corpse of his love interest Haori. Similar to his descendants — the Uchiha — he gained much greater powers of perception, able to clearly see through enemies' tactics to better counter them.[19] Unique to him, his Sharingan first emerged fully mature with three tomoe in both eyes and could maintain usage of this power seemingly indefinitely and unhindered.[18]

Mangekyō Sharingan

Hagoromo Susanoo

Hagoromo's Complete Body — Susanoo.

In the anime, when finding himself unable to stop his younger brother from attacking in his brainwashed state, Hagoromo was forced to fatally injure him, manifesting the Mangekyō Sharingan. Quickly mastering this new power while in battle, Hagoromo became able to use Susanoo in its Complete Body form to fight on par with Kaguya's Ten-Tails form, even able to deflect one of the Ten-Tails' Tailed Beast Ball. With the simultaneous awakening of the Rinnegan, Hagoromo appears able to access his Sharingan abilities even while the Rinnegan is activated and suffers no adverse effect from using this power such as physical strain or deteriorating sight.[19]

Rinnegan

Hagoromo&#039;s Rinnegan

Hagoromo's Rinnegan.

Hagoromo possessed a derived form of his mother's dōjutsu; the Rinnegan. In the anime, he manifested it simultaneously with his Mangekyō Sharingan.[18] He was believed to have been the only person to have fully mastered the Rinnegan, and also learned to control all five types of chakra natures. As a wielder of the Rinnegan,[28] Nagato openly admitted his power with the Rinnegan was nothing compared to Hagoromo's.[29] The Rinnegan grants him the ability to use all of the abilities of the Six Paths Technique.[30] With the Outer Path, he could summon souls from the Pure Land and also undo another person's use of the Impure World Reincarnation, releasing the souls from their vessels and sending them back to the Pure Land.

Senjutsu

With his immense reserves of chakra inherited from his mother, Hagoromo was very well-adjusted to learning senjutsu to enhance his abilities. In the anime, this was taught to him by Gamamaru in Mount Myōboku, and Hagoromo showed an innate talent for it, shocking Gamamaru with his ability to clearly sense the presence of Natural Energy before gaining any training as a Sage and mastering the art in an inconceivably short amount of time.[18] Along with his powerful chakra and Rinnegan, he was able to develop the Six Paths Senjutsu.[31] With this, he could perform feats such as flying and levitating freely.

Truth-Seeking Ball

With his Six Paths Senjutsu, Hagoromo also had the ability to manifest up to ten Truth-Seeking Balls at a time,[32][33][34] which are composed of the five basic nature transformations, Yin–Yang Release[35] and the Six Paths Sage Chakra.[36] He typically shaped one of the orbs into a dual-headed shakujō. One end has a ringed hoop, while the other end possesses a crescent shaped curve, representing the sun and moon respectively.[37] With this malleable chakra, he can also form the holy sword known as the Sword of Nunoboko, which he reportedly used to shape the world.[38]

Bukijutsu

Hagoromo was shown carrying two objects. One was what appeared to be a katana, implying that he was skilled in kenjutsu, whilst the other was a shakujō — a Buddhist ringed staff which is meant to be used in prayer, another weapon that he was likely proficient with.[39][40]

Treasured Tools

Hagoromo wielded unique tools which became known as the Treasured Tools of the Sage of Six Paths, each of which possess a unique and powerful ability. The five treasures are: the Bashōsen, Benihisago, Kōkinjō, Shichiseiken, and the Kohaku no Jōhei. By combining the Benihisago, Kōkinjō, and Shichiseiken, Hagoromo could capture the word soul of his victims, and then draw them into the gourd to seal them away. With the Bashōsen, he could generate any of the five basic elements. The Kohaku no Jōhei allowed him to seal anyone without the elaborate procedures used for the Benihisago. All five of the tools requires enormous amounts of chakra to use, which can easily kill an average person by exhaustion, though due to Hagoromo's massive reserves, he shows no trouble with this issue.

Part II

Birth of the Ten-Tails' Jinchūriki

Hagoromo full appearance

Hagoromo introduces himself to Naruto.

After Yang-Kurama was extracted from Naruto Uzumaki, the legendary sage met within Naruto's mind to speak with him, noting that he felt drawn to Naruto. After the young shinobi grew angry from Hagoromo's philosophical speech, Hagoromo gets to the matter at hand. He begins to explain his family history from his mother to his two sons, to Naruto, which lead him to reveal to the latter, that he is in fact the transmigrant of his younger son Asura. Realising that Naruto had already realised this on some level, Hagoromo also went on to explain that similarly, Indra has repeatedly transmigrated his chakra into others, most recently, as Naruto correctly guessed, Indra's chakra is in possession of Sasuke Uchiha. Hagoromo explained that Indra's previous transmigrant, Madara, sought not only the Sage's power, but that of his mother's, having broken from the normal cycle of life.

Naruto and Sasuke obtain Rikudo Power

Hagoromo transfers his power to Naruto and Sasuke.

As the Sage asked Naruto to stop Madara, Naruto thanked him for his trust, though Hagoromo insisted that he deserved no praise after his failings as a father and leader as well as having let the world continue to follow the belief of power for peace. Naruto disagreed with Hagoromo being a failure. Gyūki, Shukaku, and Yin-Kurama agreed as they appeared inside Naruto's mind, having just been transferred inside Naruto's body from Obito. As the tailed beasts voiced their agreement to Naruto being the child of the prophecy, Hagoromo summoned the other tailed beasts. Admitting to his mistake of solely trusting one son and ignoring the other, Hagoromo entrusted Naruto to help reshape the world for the better. He then asked Naruto what his goal was after the war ended. Simultaneously elsewhere, Hagoromo met with Sasuke, telling him the same story and asking him the same question. Accepting the respective answers of his reincarnated children, Hagoromo gives divides his power and chakra and bestows it evenly between the two rivals/friends, ensuring he did not repeat the mistake of only entrusting the task to just one. This also blessed the Naruto and Sasuke with awakening the Six Paths Sage Mode and the Rinnegan respectively.

Kaguya Ōtsutsuki Strikes

Hagoromo Meets Hokage

Hagoromo manifests himself before the Hokage.

Later on, after Hashirama placed his hand on half of Madara's body, Hagoromo emerges from it in front of the reanimated Hokage, recognising Hashirama as Asura's previous transmigrant. Hagoromo then explains the current situation to the Hokage, and in the anime revealed the full history of his life.[20] Telling them of a powerful summoning technique that he is unable to perform now as he gave nearly all his power to Sasuke and Naruto, he instead gives instructions to the Hokage.

Combined Kage summoning

The deceased Kage and Hagoromo summon Team 7 and the tailed beasts.

After sensing his mother had finally been sealed by Naruto and Sasuke, the Yin and Yang marks he gave them reappearing on his own hands, he called the spirits of the deceased Kage to aid him in performing a Summoning Technique to bring Team 7, the tailed beasts, and Madara back from Kaguya's Dimension. Afterwards, he thanks Naruto and Sasuke for saving the world. Hagoromo then thanks Kakashi for effectively leading his students against Kaguya, who humbly says they did most of the work. Sasuke, noticing Madara was still alive, goes to finish him, only for Hagoromo to stop him, saying that having the tailed beasts removed from him without the assistance of the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path means he will soon die on his own. After everyone says their final words, Hagoromo then sends all the past Kage back to the afterlife.

As plans for the future were expressed, Hagoromo insisted to Yang-Kurama that it return to Naruto's side. Turning his attention to the present, Hagoromo began instructing Naruto and Sasuke on how to dispel Infinite Tsukuyomi. Before any such action even started, Sasuke made his own plans known. Planning to kill the current Kage and take control of the tailed beasts, he then swiftly placed the latter under his genjutsu and sealed them away in his own Chibaku Tensei. Sasuke then explained he wished to reshape the world as it should have been, doing so with revolution. Knowing already of Sasuke's intentions from their last talk, Hagoromo was saddened to see despite his efforts to make things right with his children in a new life, they still ended up fighting each other. Naruto however firmly said he would put an end to this sibling feud. Knowing his time left in this world was nearly up, Hagoromo chose to trust Naruto. Watching as Team Kakashi dissolved once more, he approached Kakashi as he tended to an unconscious Sakura. Citing that the past is there as a reminder, he expresses his confidence that Naruto would be able to transform Sasuke's hate into love. Hagoromo begins to disappear and he tells Kakashi to believe in them, because there was nothing more they could do.

Legacy

It is almost impossible to overestimate Hagoromo's effect on the course of the ninja world's development. As the first true ninja, he created the ninja world, revolutionised it, and left it forever changed. As his disciples grew continuously greater in number, it led to the creation of ninja clans. However, despite his efforts of using ninshū to promote peace through the world, over time following his passing, people began to use chakra as means to get stronger and weaponised this power, deviating away from the true teachings of ninshū and ultimately formed what became ninjutsu.

As time passed, Hagoromo ultimately faded into legend. His bloodline was divided into the descendants of his two children, which would eventually form the Senju clan — and through distant relations, the Uzumaki clan — and the Uchiha clan. As a result of Madara Uchiha acquiring and integrating the DNA of Hashirama Senju into his body, thereby fusing the chakras of Indra and Asura and creating Hagoromo's chakra, the Rinnegan would later resurface. Though he noted nothing happened initially after the DNA integration, when Madara neared the end of his natural lifespan, the dōjutsu finally awakened.[41] With that, Madara managed to undo Hagoromo's seal on the vessel of the Ten-Tails by summoning it from the moon and formulated the Eye of the Moon Plan to become the Ten-Tails' new jinchūriki.[41]

Because Nagato, a pupil of Jiraiya's, possessed the Rinnegan, the latter suspected Nagato to have been the reincarnation of the Sage himself.[42] However, in reality, Madara had secretly transplanted his own Rinnegan into the boy without his knowledge.[41] Nagato, as a descendant of the Senju-related Uzumaki clan, was the perfect host for the dōjutsu; however, Nagato himself noted that his own power would have paled in comparison to the Sage's.[43] Others, including Kakashi Hatake and Ōnoki, noted that the Sage was a myth and the Rinnegan was viewed merely as a mutation.[44][45] The tailed beasts' recognition of Hagoromo (and their apparent status as the only survivors from his lifetime), lended credibility to his existence.[46][47]

Centuries after Hagoromo died, Hagoromo's prophecy from Gamamaru about the world-changing boy who would unite the tailed beasts finally came true, as the tailed beasts themselves would all later come to agree that this person is Naruto Uzumaki, giving him their trust and a portion of their respective powers.[48][49]

In Other Media

Video Games

Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki is a playable character in the following video games:

Game nameJapanese releaseEnglish release
Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Blazing14 July 201624 August 2016
Naruto: Shinobi Collection Shippū Ranbu27 July 2015

Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki makes his first video game appearance in the main story of Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 where he plays the role as the game's narrator. At the beginning of the game's story mode, the unseen Hagoromo presents the player with a scroll without a name which records the game's story. Upon completing the main story, Hagoromo decides that all there is left to do is to give the scroll a name and names it The Tale of Naruto Uzumaki. He plays his role as the narrator again in the Road to Boruto expansion for the game, presenting another scroll without a name to the player, but this time, he doesn't give the scroll a name at the end of the story. The reason for this is because, according to him, Boruto's path in life will keep going on for a very long time. Eventually, Boruto will look back on his path in life, and when he does, the story will get a name. Hagoromo concludes by telling the player that until then, this story will not have a name.

If the player is KO'd in story mode, Hagoromo will appear and will allow them to continue the battle, giving them the option of increasing either their attack or defence power for the remainder of the battle. However, if the player gets KO'd during the Kabuto vs Itachi battle, Itachi will appear instead of him.

Trivia

  • Hagoromo (羽衣) literally means feather mantle and is a reference to The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, in which Princess Kaguya is given a hagoromo to wear upon her return to the moon. The surname 'Ōtsutsuki' (大筒木) roughly means 'big bamboo tree' and is derived from an obscure passage in the second volume of the Kojiki about the genealogies of Emperor Suinin, eleventh emperor of Japan, which states that he had a consort named Kaguyahime no Mikoto (迦具夜比売命), the daughter of a king named Ōtsutsukitarine no Miko (大筒木垂根王); tradition holds that these individuals served as the basis for Princess Kaguya and the old bamboo cutter in the aforementioned tale.
    • His horn-like appendages may in fact symbolise rabbit ears, representing his connection to the moon by evoking the moon rabbit; pop culture depictions of Princess Kaguya and the moon-folk often incorporate features like rabbit ears for this reason.
    • In the fourth databook, Hagoromo is called "Rikudō no Shinsen" (六道の神仙) on one occasion. Although both "sennin" and "shinsen" can be translated as "sage", the latter is an archaic way to refer to supernatural beings and even gods.[1]
  • The necklace that Hagoromo wore might be a reference to the Yasakani Jewel; a legendary magatama necklace that is part of the Japanese Imperial Regalia, together with the Kusanagi Sword and the Yata Mirror.
  • Hagoromo shares the same nickname with both the First and Third Hokage, who were all known as the "God of Shinobi" (忍の神, Shinobi no Kami).
  • Prior to his full appearance in the manga, the anime depicted Hagoromo with a different colour scheme: he had light-coloured skin and dull-brown hair, both the magatama around his neck and the markings on his back were red, and the top part of his shakujō was golden.[50] This colour scheme was also used in Naruto: Colour Edition.
  • Despite using Truth-Seeking Balls in the manga, he is not listed as a user of this technique in the fourth databook.[1]

Quotes

  • (As quoted by Jiraiya) "I am the one who will establish peace and order." (「我安寧秩序を成す者」, "Ware annei chitsujo o nasu mono.")[42]
  • (To the tailed beasts) "I don't have long any more. Shukaku, Matatabi, Isobu, Son Gokū, Kokuō, Saiken, Chōmei, Gyūki, Kurama. Even though you have been separated, you shall always be together. Until eventually that time shall come when you will become one… You each carry a name… And with a different shape than you had up to now, you will be shown a righteous path, different from the time you spent inside of me. What is true power… …Until that time…" (「私はもう長くない 守鶴・又旅・磯撫・孫悟空・穆王・犀犬・重明・牛鬼・九喇嘛 離れていてもお前達はいつも一緒だ いずれ一つとなる時が来よう…それぞれの名を持ち…今までとは違う形でな そして私の中に居た時と違い正しく導かれる 本当の力とは何か… …その時まで…」, "Watashi wa mō nagakunai. Shukaku, Matatabi, Isobu, Son Gokū, Kokuō, Saiken, Chōmei, Gyūki, Kurama. Hanarete ite mo omaetachi wa itsumo issho da. Izure hitotsu to naru toki ga koyō… Sorezore no na o mochi… Ima made to wa chigau katachi de na. Soshite watashi no naka ni ita toki to chigai tadashiku michibikareru. Hontō no chikara to wa nani ka… …Sono toki made…")[10]
  • (To Naruto) "Not ninjutsu, Ninshū! My Ninshū was created to inspire hope. Do not confuse it with ninjutsu, which was made to create war!"[25]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Fourth Databook, page 70
  2. 2.0 2.1 Naruto chapter 373, page 3
  3. Naruto chapter 446, page 10
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Last: Naruto the Movie novel
  5. Fourth Databook
  6. Naruto chapter 446, pages 9-10
  7. Naruto chapter 670, pages 14-19
  8. 8.0 8.1 Naruto chapter 510, pages 11-12
  9. Naruto chapter 656, pages 8-9
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Naruto chapter 572, pages 12-13
  11. Naruto: Shippūden episode 464
  12. Naruto chapter 467, pages 14-17
  13. Naruto chapter 462, pages 13-14
  14. Naruto chapter 681, page 10
  15. Naruto chapter 671, page 7
  16. Naruto chapter 467, page 12
  17. Naruto chapter 681, pages 10-11
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 18.6 18.7 18.8 Naruto: Shippūden episode 461
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 Naruto: Shippūden episode 462
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 Naruto: Shippūden episode 464
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 Naruto: Shippūden episode 465
  22. Naruto: Shippūden episode 466
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 Naruto: Shippūden episode 467
  24. Naruto chapter 670, pages 3-10
  25. 25.0 25.1 Naruto chapter 670, page 7
  26. Naruto chapter 692, pages 9-17
  27. Naruto: Shinobi Collection Shippū Ranbu
  28. Naruto chapter 551, page 10
  29. Naruto chapter 439, page 7
  30. Naruto chapter 637, page 3
  31. Fourth Databook, pages 268-269
  32. Naruto chapter 670, page 11
  33. Naruto chapter 690, page 4
  34. Naruto chapter 670, page 2
  35. Naruto chapter 689, page 7
  36. Naruto chapter 674, pages 9-10
  37. Naruto chapter 671, page 1
  38. Naruto chapter 651, pages 4-5
  39. Naruto chapter 467, page 14
  40. Naruto chapter 670, page 13
  41. 41.0 41.1 41.2 Naruto chapter 606, page 13
  42. 42.0 42.1 Naruto chapter 446, page 10
  43. Naruto chapter 439, page 8
  44. Naruto chapter 462, page 11
  45. Naruto chapter 467, page 12
  46. Naruto chapter 499, page 15
  47. Naruto chapter 568, page 10
  48. Naruto chapter 572, pages 12-15
  49. Naruto chapter 671, pages 12-14
  50. Naruto: Shippūden episode 329
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