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[[File:Jinchūriki.jpg|thumb|300px|The nine jinchūriki from left to right: [[Rōshi]], [[Yagura]], [[Yugito Nii]], [[Gaara]], [[Naruto Uzumaki]], [[Killer Bee]], [[Fū (Jinchūriki)|Fū]], [[Utakata]], and [[Han]].]]
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[[File:Jinchūriki.jpg|thumb|300px|Each tailed beast's most recent jinchūriki.]]
The {{translation|'''jinchūriki'''|人柱力|lit meaning=Power of Human Sacrifice}} are humans that have a [[tailed beast]] sealed within them. They exhibit extraordinary powers, and in some cases are more powerful than their tailed beasts, because they have the intelligence to use the beast's powers effectively.
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{{translation|'''Jinchūriki'''|人柱力|lit meaning=Power of Human Sacrifice}} are humans that have [[tailed beasts]] [[Fūinjutsu|sealed]] within them. They exhibit extraordinary powers due to the immense [[chakra]] reserves they possess.
   
The first jinchūriki was the [[Sage of Six Paths]], who sealed the [[Ten-Tailed Beast]] within himself to save the world, but before his death, the Sage divided the Ten-Tails' [[chakra]] into nine separate tailed beasts and sealed the Ten-Tails' body into the [[moon]]. The [[Second Kazekage]] of [[Sunagakure]] was the first to research the jinchūriki, with the other villages following soon after. Each village has used a different seal when creating their jinchūriki, resulting in different levels of access to the beast's chakra. For example, [[Konohagakure]] used the [[Dead Demon Consuming Seal]], while [[Akatsuki]], an organization whose role in the series is to capture the jinchūriki, uses the [[Illusionary Dragon Nine Consuming Seals]] to extract the tailed beasts, and seal it away for future use. They have, as of the [[Fourth Great Shinobi World War]], captured seven of the nine beasts.
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== History ==
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[[File:Hagoromo and Hamura fight the Ten-Tails.png|thumb|left|The Ōtsutsuki brothers and the Ten-Tails.]]
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A millennium ago, the world was terrorised by a rampaging, colossal monster known as the [[Ten-Tails]]. Eventually, through the combined efforts of the twin brothers, [[Hagoromo]] and [[Hamura Ōtsutsuki]], the Ten-Tails was defeated and sealed within Hagoromo, becoming its jinchūriki.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 670, page 11</ref> Throughout his travels, Hagoromo used the Ten-Tails' power to perform many great deeds and promote peace during his lifetime, causing him to be revered as the "Sage of Six Paths". Towards the end of his life, Hagoromo, knowing the Ten-Tails would be unleashed on the world again when he died, [[Creation of All Things Technique|split]] its [[chakra]] into nine living entities called the [[tailed beast]]s.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 510, pages 11-12</ref>
   
== Personality ==
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Although humanity would for centuries exploit the tailed beasts as sources of power, it would not be until after the establishment of the [[hidden village]]s that the practice of creating jinchūriki resumed. The new hidden villages, each with their own tailed beasts, started sealing the beasts into selected villagers:<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 404, page 14</ref> in [[Konohagakure]] this was done to protect the village from its beast, the [[Nine-Tails]];<ref name="ch500">''Naruto'' chapter 500, page 5</ref> in [[Sunagakure]], the abilities that manifested in their jinchūriki were studied so that non-jinchūriki could replicate them; more often than not, though, the jinchūriki were meant to be nothing more than military potential, with little regard for the jinchūriki or even the tailed beast.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 568, page 13</ref>
Jinchūriki are typically lonely people, viewed by those around them as the beast that has been sealed within them, leading to prejudice and being hated and feared. According to Akatsuki, the first two jinchūriki they captured loathed humanity, and their villages were in fact glad to be rid of them. However, certain villages treat their jinchūriki with respect, thus leading them to have different personalities than those who are shunned. Such examples are [[Yugito Nii]] and [[Killer Bee]], both from [[Kumogakure]].
 
   
As the jinchūriki draws on more of their beast's power, their personality tends to corrode into animalistic instincts. Because their survival depends on the safety of their hosts, the tailed beasts are very protective, and will act whenever their hosts' lives are in danger. Normally, these hosts have little control over themselves as they transform deeper into their tailed beast forms, and become more beastly in battle. However, [[Yagura]] and [[Killer Bee]], the only two jinchūriki to have full control of their tailed beasts, can retain complete consciousness and control even after a full transformation.
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Because of the difficulties involved when learning to control a tailed beast and the history the tailed beast itself may have with a village, jinchūriki are often hated and ostracised by their fellow villagers, treated as no different than the beast they contain. Members of [[Akatsuki]] report that villages are often glad to be rid of their jinchūriki.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 266, pages 14-15</ref> However, because a jinchūriki is so valuable an asset, it is not in the village's interest to let them be captured or turn into [[missing-nin]]. To strengthen the jinchūriki's bond with the village, it is tradition for them to be related to their village's [[Kage]]: for example, [[Killer B]] is the brother of the [[Fourth Raikage]] and [[Gaara]] is the son of the [[Fourth Kazekage]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 493, page 14</ref>
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While many jinchūriki do indeed experience hardship in their early lives, either being mistreated by the majority of the village or dying in their failed attempts to control their tailed beasts, some are able to earn respect and recognition both within their village and in the wider world: Gaara and [[Yagura Karatachi]] becomes their villages' Kage, while Killer B, [[Yugito Nii]], and [[Naruto Uzumaki]] become regarded as heroes and icons of their villages, with Naruto also becoming a Kage eventually. Fifteen years after the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]], Naruto and Killer B were the only two jinchūriki.<ref>''Boruto'' episode 55</ref>
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== Sealing ==
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Jinchūriki typically have their tailed beasts sealed into them early in their lives - often shortly after birth - so that they can grow up acclimating to their beast. Which seal is used differs from village to village, with Konoha using the [[Eight Trigrams Sealing Style]] and [[Kumo]] using the [[Iron Armour Seal]]. In order for a jinchūriki to be successful in the long term, it is important for the jinchūriki to have special compatibility<ref name="P8JFamily">''Naruto'' chapter 542, page 3</ref> or simply unique chakra that can improve their chances.<ref name="ch500" /> If a jinchūriki has been one for a long time, their chakra will naturally adapt to their tailed beast for better compatibility.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 617, page 5</ref> In the case of the Ten-Tails, it is also necessary that its jinchūriki have a living body.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 614, page 5</ref>
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[[File:Shukaku Extracted from Gaara.png|thumb|Shukaku being extracted from Gaara by Akatsuki.]]
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There are several ways in which a tailed beast can be removed from its jinchūriki. If the jinchūriki loses control of the beast or if the seal is simply allowed to weaken enough, the beast will be released. For female jinchūriki, seals are at their weakest during childbirth, due to the nurturing of the child in the womb taking precedence over the reinforcement of the seal. As such, another ninja is required to keep the seal intact during childbirth and restore it to full power afterwards.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 500, pages 8-9</ref> Akatsuki uses the [[Sealing Technique: Phantom Dragons Nine Consuming Seals]] to extract the tailed beasts and seal them within the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]] for future use.
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Typically, the removal of a tailed beast will cause immediate death for a jinchūriki. Two jinchūriki from the [[Uzumaki]] clan, however, have been shown to survive the initial removal of their tailed beast, but they are left severely weakened and would eventually die.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 662, page 16</ref> If a jinchūriki is able to hold on to or receive some of their beast's chakra, that will also enable them to survive.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 663, pages 1-2</ref> The Ten-Tails' jinchūriki can survive its removal so long as the Demonic Statue remains within them, though they will be completely paralysed for a time.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 656, pages 12-13</ref> [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|Reincarnated]] jinchūriki can "survive" their beast's removal since they are already dead, but they may lose consciousness in the process.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 572, page 1</ref>
   
 
== Abilities ==
 
== Abilities ==
{{See also|Tailed Beast Skill}}
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[[File:Ink Creation.png|thumb|left|Killer B demonstrating a tailed beast ability.]]
Jinchūriki have access to a unique fighting style, depending on their tailed beast: Gaara controls sand, Yugito controls fire, Rōshi controls [[Lava Release|lava]], [[Killer Bee]] can spit [[Ink Saliva|ink]], and Naruto has high stamina and rejuvenation. By training, they can gain additional access to their tailed beast and its chakra, such as Killer Bee being able to synchronize with his beast, and transform himself into it. Not all jinchūriki can retain control when transforming into their tailed beast; when Naruto taps into his [[Naruto Uzumaki Jinchūriki Forms#Four-Tailed Transformation|four-tailed form]], he loses the ability to discern between friend and foe, and attacks anything in sight. A tailed beast can also provide its host with constant advantages, such as Gaara's self-activating [[Shield of Sand]] which automatically protects him, even from self-injury and Naruto's healing factor that immediately activates as soon as he incurs wounds.
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{{Main|Jinchūriki Forms|Nine-Tails Chakra Mode}}
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A jinchūriki has access to their tailed beast's massive chakra reserves. Most jinchūriki learn how to access this chakra on their own and take it by force, but they can also form a symbiosis with their tailed beast and take only what chakra is offered to them. A tailed beast may even give chakra to its jinchūriki without them knowing it, either to try and exert control over the jinchūriki, or simply to protect the jinchūriki and, by extension, itself. If a jinchūriki shares a good relationship with their tailed beast, they can have the beast in question to help them cancel a [[genjutsu]] for them.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 413, page 15</ref>
   
== Known Jinchūriki ==
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In addition to the chakra reserves, jinchūriki gain abilities unique to the respective beast. As the jinchūriki transform themselves into the likeness of their tailed beasts, it further increases the power of their abilities. If they are able to survive their beast's removal, they will still have access to those abilities.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 278, pages 16-19</ref>
;[[Gaara]]
 
* '''Beast:''' [[One-Tailed Shukaku]]
 
* '''Affiliation:''' [[Sunagakure]]
 
* '''Status:''' Captured and extracted by Akatsuki; later resurrected by Chiyo with chakra from Naruto
 
   
;[[Yugito Nii]]
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*[[Shukaku]]'s jinchūriki can create [[Magnet Release|magnetic forces]] and manipulate [[sand]].
* '''Beast:''' [[Two-Tailed Monster Cat]]
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*[[Matatabi]]'s jinchūriki can produce [[Fire Release|blue flames]].
* '''Affiliation:''' [[Kumogakure]]
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*[[Isobu]]'s jinchūriki can materialise [[Coral Palm|coral]].
* '''Status:''' Captured and extracted by Akatsuki; deceased
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*[[Son Gokū]]'s jinchūriki can create and manipulate [[lava]].
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*[[Kokuō]]'s jinchūriki can use [[Boil Release|steam]].
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*[[Saiken]]'s jinchūriki can produce [[Leech Gap|corrosive alkali]].
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*[[Chōmei]]'s jinchūriki can fly and, in the anime, create [[Cocoon|silk]] that can suppress [[chakra absorption technique]]s.
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*[[Gyūki]]'s jinchūriki can [[Ink Creation|produce ink]].
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*[[Kurama]]'s jinchūriki can quickly regenerate and [[Negative Emotions Sensing|detect negative emotions]].
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*The [[Ten-Tails]]' jinchūriki can fly, create [[Truth-Seeking Ball]]s, and awaken the [[Rinne Sharingan]].
   
;[[Yagura]]
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=== Control ===
* '''Beast:''' [[Three-Tailed Giant Turtle]]
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{{Main with-include|Tailed Beast Control}}
* '''Affiliation:''' [[Kirigakure]]
 
* '''Status:''' Extracted under unknown circumstances; deceased
 
   
;[[Rōshi]]
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Jinchūriki that have tamed their tailed beast can summon it outside of their bodies while retaining enough of their tailed beast's chakra to avoid suffering the effects of death or critical condition that comes with a tailed beast extraction to fight on their behalf. Afterwards, the tailed beast has to either be resealed or is de-summoned back into the jinchūriki.
* '''Beast:''' [[Four-Tailed Monkey]]
 
* '''Affiliation:''' [[Iwagakure]]
 
* '''Status:''' Captured and extracted by Akatsuki; deceased
 
   
;[[Han]]
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== List of Jinchūriki ==
* '''Beast:''' [[Five-Tailed Dolphin Horse]]
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;[[Shukaku]]
* '''Affiliation:''' [[Iwagakure]]
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:[[Bunpuku]]<ref group=Notes>In the [[The New Chūnin Exams|anime]], it was stated that Bunpuku was Shukaku's first jinchūriki.</ref>
* '''Status:''' Captured and extracted by Akatsuki; deceased
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:''Unspecified Jinchūriki''<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 261, page 5</ref>
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:[[Gaara]]
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:[[Obito Uchiha]]
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:Naruto Uzumaki
   
;[[Utakata]]
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;[[Matatabi]]
* '''Beast:''' [[Six-Tailed Slug]]
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:[[Yugito Nii]]
* '''Affiliation:''' [[Kirigakure]]
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:Naruto Uzumaki
* '''Status:''' Captured and extracted by Akatsuki; deceased
 
   
;[[Fū (Jinchūriki)|Fū]]
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;[[Isobu]]
* '''Beast:''' [[Seven-Tailed Horned Beetle]]
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:[[Rin Nohara]]
* '''Affiliation:''' [[Takigakure]]
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:[[Yagura Karatachi]]
* '''Status:''' Captured and extracted by Akatsuki; deceased
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:Naruto Uzumaki
   
;[[Killer Bee]]
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;[[Son Gokū]]
* '''Beast:''' [[Eight-Tailed Giant Ox]]
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:[[Rōshi]]
* '''Affiliation:''' [[Kumogakure]]
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:Naruto Uzumaki
* '''Status:''' Active
 
   
;[[Naruto Uzumaki]]
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;[[Kokuō]]
* '''Beast:''' [[Nine-Tailed Demon Fox]]
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:[[Han]]
* '''Affiliation:''' [[Konohagakure]]
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:Naruto Uzumaki
* '''Status:''' Active
 
   
;[[Sage of the Six Paths]]
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;[[Saiken]]
* '''Beast:''' [[Ten-Tailed Beast]]
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:[[Utakata]]
* '''Affiliation:''' Unknown
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:Naruto Uzumaki
* '''Status:''' Separated its chakra into the nine tailed beasts and trapped its body in the moon; deceased
 
   
== Similar Cases ==
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;[[Chōmei]]
In the anime, [[Sora]] only had a part of the Nine-Tails' chakra sealed into him, which made him a "'''pseudo-jinchūriki'''." Even though he was granted similar [[Sora's Jinchūriki Forms|abilities]] to those of a real jinchūriki, his were vastly inferior.
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:Naruto Uzumaki
   
In ''[[Naruto Shippūden 2: Bonds]]'', [[Amaru]] had the [[Zero-Tailed Masked Leech]] sealed within her, but because the Zero-Tails is not an actual tailed beast, Amaru is not considered a jinchūriki.
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;[[Gyūki]]
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:''Blue B's Father''<ref name="P8JFamily"/>
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:''Blue B's Uncle''<ref name="P8JFamily"/>
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:[[Blue B]]
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:[[Killer B]]
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:[[Obito Uchiha]]
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:Naruto Uzumaki
   
In the anime, [[Yūkimaru]] had the ability to control the Three-Tails. While his appearance is similar to that of Yagura, the Three-Tails' former jinchūriki, with the same distinctive eye and hair color, no confirmed connection exists between the two. The tailed beast was not actually sealed inside of him, and, thus, he was not a real jinchūriki.
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;[[Kurama]]
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:[[Mito Uzumaki]]
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:[[Kushina Uzumaki]]
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:[[Naruto Uzumaki]]
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:[[Menma Namikaze]] ([[To the Dreamworld|dream]] [[Where Tenten Belongs|only]])
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;:[[Yin]] half
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:[[Minato Namikaze]]
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:[[Black Zetsu]]
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:Obito Uchiha<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 666, page 11</ref>
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:Naruto Uzumaki
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:[[Kushina Uzumaki]] ([[Jiraiya Shinobi Handbook: The Tale of Naruto the Hero|dream only]])
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;:[[Yang]] half
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:Naruto Uzumaki
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;[[Ten-Tails]]
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:[[Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki]]
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:[[Obito Uchiha]]
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:[[Madara Uchiha]]
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=== Similar Cases ===
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* In the anime, when someone has had tailed beast's chakra sealed into themselves, but not the beast itself, that person is considered a {{translation|'''pseudo-jinchūriki'''|人柱力もどき|jinchūrikimodoki|engtv=Simulated-jinchūriki}}.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 68</ref> [[Sora]] and [[Hōichi]] are examples of this.
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** Naruto Uzumaki received chakra from eight of the tailed beasts without having them truly sealed in him, with the exception of the Nine-Tails. However, Naruto has been called their jinchūriki as well.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 693, page 1</ref>
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* The [[Gold and Silver Brothers]] were able to gain abilities similar to a jinchūriki by consuming some of the Nine-Tails' flesh. Kumo ninja's subsequent attempts to replicate this by eating the Eight-Tails' tentacles caused only death. The Gold and Silver Brothers' success was only because they are distantly related to the Sage of Six Paths.<ref>[[Jin no Sho|Fourth Databook]], page 93</ref>
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* In ''[[Sakura Hiden: Thoughts of Love, Riding Upon a Spring Breeze]]'', [[Kido Tsumiki]] and his aid [[Magire]] use DNA samples of Naruto taken after his battle with Sasuke from the [[Valley of the End]] to create a [[Tailed Beast Drug]] that grants the consumer a chakra cloak with tails that can range from one to nine tails. The tails are capable of being used as a shield for deflecting kunai, taijutsu, or ninjutsu and are able to manifest into Tailed Beast Chakra Arms. However, if the user is rendered unconscious, the cloak will disappear.
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* In the anime, [[Kabuto Yakushi]] used his [[Body Recreation Technique]] with some of Kurama's chakra in order to create a [[Nine-Tailed Naruto Clone|clone]] of Naruto's four-tailed form. Proving too powerful for Kabuto's control, the clone is able to siphon Kurama's chakra to temporarily increase his power.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 292</ref>
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* In ''[[Naruto Shippūden the Movie]]'', [[Yomi]] was possessed by an evil demon named [[Mōryō]].
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* In ''[[Naruto Shippūden the Movie: Bonds]]'', both [[Amaru]] and [[Shinnō]] each tapped into the power of the [[Zero-Tails]] at different times; however, because the Zero-Tails is not an actual tailed beast, nor was the creature sealed in either of them, Amaru and Shinnō are not considered jinchūriki.
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* In ''[[Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison]]'', [[Muku]] becomes possessed by a [[Wikipedia:Yōkai|yōkai]] called [[Satori]].
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* In ''[[Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie]]'', Naruto's counterpart in the [[Genjutsu World]], [[Menma]], is the jinchūriki of Kurama's counterpart, the [[Black Nine-Tails]].
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* In ''[[Naruto Shippūden: Dragon Blade Chronicles]]'', the main antagonist [[Kuroma Tatsushiro]] planned to merge with the five [[Genryū]] to become the Light Dragon so he can use its power to destroy the world, which Yamato and Naruto thought was similar to becoming a jinchūriki.
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* In ''[[Naruto Shippūden: Kizuna Drive]]'', [[Gensui Amagiri]] creates a special sealing tag which [[Tailed Beast Replication|can transform someone into a false tailed beast]].
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* In ''[[Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution]]'', [[Mecha-Naruto]] is the "jinchūriki" of [[Mecha-Kurama]]. When Mecha-Naruto uses its awakening, it inserts itself in Mecha-Kurama and uses it as a suit.
   
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
* Four of the known jinchūriki each have some relation to a [[Kage]], specifically, the fourth in their respective villages; Naruto is the son of the [[Fourth Hokage]], Gaara is the son of the [[Fourth Kazekage]] and is the Fifth [[Kazekage]], Killer Bee is the brother of the [[Fourth Raikage]], and Yagura was the Fourth [[Mizukage]]. Gaara and Yagura are the only known jinchūriki to have been the Kage of their village.
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* The fictional term {{translation|''Jinchūriki''|人柱力|lit meaning=Power of Human Sacrifice}} bears strong resemblance to the real Japanese word for supernatural or magical power, {{translation|''Jintsūriki''|神通力|lit meaning=God-Reaching Power}}.
* Gaara is the only known jinchūriki to have lost his tailed beast and live. Although he did die during the extraction, he was [[One's Own Life Reincarnation|revived]] shortly after by [[Chiyo]]. Even after Gaara's tailed beast was extracted from him, his powers still remain intact. This is unclear whether the other jinchūriki could have kept their powers if they were still alive after the tailed beast's extractions.
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* A full-term pregnancy for a female jinchūriki is about ten months.
* [[Naruto Uzumaki]] and [[Yugito Nii]] are the only known jinchūriki to have known surnames.
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* [[Takigakure]] is the only village not belonging to one of the [[Five Great Shinobi Countries]] known to have had a jinchūriki.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 420, pages 1-2</ref>
* [[Takigakure]] is the only village, not belonging to one of the [[Five Great Shinobi Countries]], known to have had a jinchūriki.
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* There have been cases that both the tailed beasts and their jinchūriki are affected to a certain degree during a full [[moon]]:
* Yugito and [[ (Jinchūriki)|Fū]] are the only known female jinchūriki.
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** According to [[Gaara]], [[Shukaku]]'s blood-lust is especially strong during a full moon.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 91, page 19</ref>
* [[Yagura]] and [[Killer Bee]] are the only known jinchūriki that are said to have full control of their tailed beasts.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 458, page 03</ref>
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** In the anime, [[Blue B]], during his time as [[Gyūki]]'s jinchūriki, noted that he would have trouble sleeping during the nights of the full moon, because anytime he would stare at it, it would reflect the loneliness in his heart. Gyūki would take advantage of those moments of weakness and try to control over Blue B's body. Blue B was also shown to take sleeping pills to help with this side-effect.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 318</ref>
* Despite being an [[Six-Tailed Beast arc|anime-only]] classification; Utakata is the only jinchūriki known to be a missing-nin.
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* In the anime, the six tailed beasts that were used by [[Tobi]] shared a voice actor with one of each other's respective jinchūriki.
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* If a person with a summoning contract with a tailed beast attempts to summon one while it is sealed within a jinchūriki, the summoning will fail, but the jinchūriki will experience excruciating pain.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 561, page 11</ref>
   
== See also ==
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==Notes==
* [[Tailed beasts]]
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* [[Gaara's Jinchūriki Forms]]
 
* [[Yugito Nii's Jinchūriki Forms]]
 
* [[Utakata's Jinchūriki Forms]]
 
* [[Killer Bee's Jinchūriki Forms]]
 
* [[Naruto Uzumaki's Jinchūriki Forms]]
 
* [[Sora's Jinchūriki Forms]]
 
   
 
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This is the article on the term. For the chapter, head to Jinchūriki…!!.
Jinchūriki

Each tailed beast's most recent jinchūriki.

Jinchūriki (人柱力, Literally meaning: Power of Human Sacrifice) are humans that have tailed beasts sealed within them. They exhibit extraordinary powers due to the immense chakra reserves they possess.

History Edit

Hagoromo and Hamura fight the Ten-Tails

The Ōtsutsuki brothers and the Ten-Tails.

A millennium ago, the world was terrorised by a rampaging, colossal monster known as the Ten-Tails. Eventually, through the combined efforts of the twin brothers, Hagoromo and Hamura Ōtsutsuki, the Ten-Tails was defeated and sealed within Hagoromo, becoming its jinchūriki.[1] Throughout his travels, Hagoromo used the Ten-Tails' power to perform many great deeds and promote peace during his lifetime, causing him to be revered as the "Sage of Six Paths". Towards the end of his life, Hagoromo, knowing the Ten-Tails would be unleashed on the world again when he died, split its chakra into nine living entities called the tailed beasts.[2]

Although humanity would for centuries exploit the tailed beasts as sources of power, it would not be until after the establishment of the hidden villages that the practice of creating jinchūriki resumed. The new hidden villages, each with their own tailed beasts, started sealing the beasts into selected villagers:[3] in Konohagakure this was done to protect the village from its beast, the Nine-Tails;[4] in Sunagakure, the abilities that manifested in their jinchūriki were studied so that non-jinchūriki could replicate them; more often than not, though, the jinchūriki were meant to be nothing more than military potential, with little regard for the jinchūriki or even the tailed beast.[5]

Because of the difficulties involved when learning to control a tailed beast and the history the tailed beast itself may have with a village, jinchūriki are often hated and ostracised by their fellow villagers, treated as no different than the beast they contain. Members of Akatsuki report that villages are often glad to be rid of their jinchūriki.[6] However, because a jinchūriki is so valuable an asset, it is not in the village's interest to let them be captured or turn into missing-nin. To strengthen the jinchūriki's bond with the village, it is tradition for them to be related to their village's Kage: for example, Killer B is the brother of the Fourth Raikage and Gaara is the son of the Fourth Kazekage.[7]

While many jinchūriki do indeed experience hardship in their early lives, either being mistreated by the majority of the village or dying in their failed attempts to control their tailed beasts, some are able to earn respect and recognition both within their village and in the wider world: Gaara and Yagura Karatachi becomes their villages' Kage, while Killer B, Yugito Nii, and Naruto Uzumaki become regarded as heroes and icons of their villages, with Naruto also becoming a Kage eventually. Fifteen years after the Fourth Shinobi World War, Naruto and Killer B were the only two jinchūriki.[8]

Sealing Edit

Jinchūriki typically have their tailed beasts sealed into them early in their lives - often shortly after birth - so that they can grow up acclimating to their beast. Which seal is used differs from village to village, with Konoha using the Eight Trigrams Sealing Style and Kumo using the Iron Armour Seal. In order for a jinchūriki to be successful in the long term, it is important for the jinchūriki to have special compatibility[9] or simply unique chakra that can improve their chances.[4] If a jinchūriki has been one for a long time, their chakra will naturally adapt to their tailed beast for better compatibility.[10] In the case of the Ten-Tails, it is also necessary that its jinchūriki have a living body.[11]

Shukaku Extracted from Gaara

Shukaku being extracted from Gaara by Akatsuki.

There are several ways in which a tailed beast can be removed from its jinchūriki. If the jinchūriki loses control of the beast or if the seal is simply allowed to weaken enough, the beast will be released. For female jinchūriki, seals are at their weakest during childbirth, due to the nurturing of the child in the womb taking precedence over the reinforcement of the seal. As such, another ninja is required to keep the seal intact during childbirth and restore it to full power afterwards.[12] Akatsuki uses the Sealing Technique: Phantom Dragons Nine Consuming Seals to extract the tailed beasts and seal them within the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path for future use.

Typically, the removal of a tailed beast will cause immediate death for a jinchūriki. Two jinchūriki from the Uzumaki clan, however, have been shown to survive the initial removal of their tailed beast, but they are left severely weakened and would eventually die.[13] If a jinchūriki is able to hold on to or receive some of their beast's chakra, that will also enable them to survive.[14] The Ten-Tails' jinchūriki can survive its removal so long as the Demonic Statue remains within them, though they will be completely paralysed for a time.[15] Reincarnated jinchūriki can "survive" their beast's removal since they are already dead, but they may lose consciousness in the process.[16]

Abilities Edit

Ink Creation

Killer B demonstrating a tailed beast ability.

Main articles: Jinchūriki Forms and Nine-Tails Chakra Mode A jinchūriki has access to their tailed beast's massive chakra reserves. Most jinchūriki learn how to access this chakra on their own and take it by force, but they can also form a symbiosis with their tailed beast and take only what chakra is offered to them. A tailed beast may even give chakra to its jinchūriki without them knowing it, either to try and exert control over the jinchūriki, or simply to protect the jinchūriki and, by extension, itself. If a jinchūriki shares a good relationship with their tailed beast, they can have the beast in question to help them cancel a genjutsu for them.[17]

In addition to the chakra reserves, jinchūriki gain abilities unique to the respective beast. As the jinchūriki transform themselves into the likeness of their tailed beasts, it further increases the power of their abilities. If they are able to survive their beast's removal, they will still have access to those abilities.[18]

Control Edit

Main article: Tailed Beast Control

Killer B Version 2

Killer B containing Gyūki's power in humanoid form.

The jinchūriki have the potential to control their tailed beasts' power, but require intense training and sheer willpower in order to properly wield it. According to Gerotora, whenever the jinchūriki draws out a certain amount of the tailed beasts' chakra, the beasts' very own psyche will fuse along with it, which usually involves an inner struggle between them as the jinchūriki goes deeper into their tailed beasts' forms. If a jinchūriki were to completely give into its influence, the seal will break and the tailed beast will be released.[19] For the jinchūriki to have complete control, they must find something to fill in the void of loneliness within their hearts to give them strength.[20]

Jinchūriki that have tamed their tailed beast can summon it outside of their bodies while retaining enough of their tailed beast's chakra to avoid suffering the effects of death or critical condition that comes with a tailed beast extraction to fight on their behalf. Afterwards, the tailed beast has to either be resealed or is de-summoned back into the jinchūriki.

List of Jinchūriki Edit

Shukaku
Bunpuku[Notes 1]
Unspecified Jinchūriki[21]
Gaara
Obito Uchiha
Naruto Uzumaki
Matatabi
Yugito Nii
Naruto Uzumaki
Isobu
Rin Nohara
Yagura Karatachi
Naruto Uzumaki
Son Gokū
Rōshi
Naruto Uzumaki
Kokuō
Han
Naruto Uzumaki
Saiken
Utakata
Naruto Uzumaki
Chōmei
Naruto Uzumaki
Gyūki
Blue B's Father[9]
Blue B's Uncle[9]
Blue B
Killer B
Obito Uchiha
Naruto Uzumaki
Kurama
Mito Uzumaki
Kushina Uzumaki
Naruto Uzumaki
Menma Namikaze (dream only)
Yin half
Minato Namikaze
Black Zetsu
Obito Uchiha[22]
Naruto Uzumaki
Kushina Uzumaki (dream only)
Yang half
Naruto Uzumaki
Ten-Tails
Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki
Obito Uchiha
Madara Uchiha

Similar Cases Edit

Trivia Edit

  • The fictional term Jinchūriki (人柱力, Literally meaning: Power of Human Sacrifice) bears strong resemblance to the real Japanese word for supernatural or magical power, Jintsūriki (神通力, Literally meaning: God-Reaching Power).
  • A full-term pregnancy for a female jinchūriki is about ten months.
  • Takigakure is the only village not belonging to one of the Five Great Shinobi Countries known to have had a jinchūriki.[27]
  • There have been cases that both the tailed beasts and their jinchūriki are affected to a certain degree during a full moon:
    • According to Gaara, Shukaku's blood-lust is especially strong during a full moon.[28]
    • In the anime, Blue B, during his time as Gyūki's jinchūriki, noted that he would have trouble sleeping during the nights of the full moon, because anytime he would stare at it, it would reflect the loneliness in his heart. Gyūki would take advantage of those moments of weakness and try to control over Blue B's body. Blue B was also shown to take sleeping pills to help with this side-effect.[29]
  • In the anime, the six tailed beasts that were used by Tobi shared a voice actor with one of each other's respective jinchūriki.
  • If a person with a summoning contract with a tailed beast attempts to summon one while it is sealed within a jinchūriki, the summoning will fail, but the jinchūriki will experience excruciating pain.[30]

NotesEdit

  1. In the anime, it was stated that Bunpuku was Shukaku's first jinchūriki.

References Edit

  1. Naruto chapter 670, page 11
  2. Naruto chapter 510, pages 11-12
  3. Naruto chapter 404, page 14
  4. 4.0 4.1 Naruto chapter 500, page 5
  5. Naruto chapter 568, page 13
  6. Naruto chapter 266, pages 14-15
  7. Naruto chapter 493, page 14
  8. Boruto episode 55
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Naruto chapter 542, page 3
  10. Naruto chapter 617, page 5
  11. Naruto chapter 614, page 5
  12. Naruto chapter 500, pages 8-9
  13. Naruto chapter 662, page 16
  14. Naruto chapter 663, pages 1-2
  15. Naruto chapter 656, pages 12-13
  16. Naruto chapter 572, page 1
  17. Naruto chapter 413, page 15
  18. Naruto chapter 278, pages 16-19
  19. Naruto chapter 490, pages 10-12
  20. Naruto chapter 542, pages 3-4
  21. Naruto chapter 261, page 5
  22. Naruto chapter 666, page 11
  23. Naruto: Shippūden episode 68
  24. Naruto chapter 693, page 1
  25. Fourth Databook, page 93
  26. Naruto: Shippūden episode 292
  27. Naruto chapter 420, pages 1-2
  28. Naruto chapter 91, page 19
  29. Naruto: Shippūden episode 318
  30. Naruto chapter 561, page 11
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