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It was shown that despite its durability, the sand could be countered by mixing other harmful substances, such as [[Explosive Clay]], into it. Other methods include the integration of substances that make the sand heavier, such as [[Gold Dust|gold]],<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 546, pages 11-12</ref> or by making it [[Wikipedia:Adhesion|bind]] together through the use of oil, which means that the sand crumbles very easily.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 556, pages 1-2</ref>
 
It was shown that despite its durability, the sand could be countered by mixing other harmful substances, such as [[Explosive Clay]], into it. Other methods include the integration of substances that make the sand heavier, such as [[Gold Dust|gold]],<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 546, pages 11-12</ref> or by making it [[Wikipedia:Adhesion|bind]] together through the use of oil, which means that the sand crumbles very easily.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 556, pages 1-2</ref>
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== Utilized Techniques ==
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* [[Air Sand Protective Wall]]
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* [[Armour of Sand]]
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* [[Desert Layered Imperial Funeral]]
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* [[Desert Layered Imperial Funeral Seal]]
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* [[Desert Suspension]]
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* [[Desert Wave]]
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* [[Desert: Hand]]
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* [[Monstrous Sand Arm]]
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* [[Prison Sand Burial]]
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* [[Quicksand Waterfall Flow]]
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* [[Sand Binding Coffin]]
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* [[Sand Binding Prison]]
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* [[Sand Bullet]]
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* [[Sand Clone]]
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* [[Sand Drizzle]]
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* [[Sand Hail]]
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* [[Sand Pillar]]
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* [[Sand Sensing]]
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* [[Sand Shuriken]]
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* [[Sand Waterfall Funeral]]
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* [[Sand Waterfall Imperial Funeral]]
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* [[Shield of Sand]]
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* [[Successive Shots: Sand Drizzle]]
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* [[Third Eye]]
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* [[Ultimately Hard Absolute Attack: Spear of Shukaku]]
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* [[Ultimately Hard Absolute Defence: Shield of Shukaku]]
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* [[Wind Release: Infinite Sand Cloud — Great Breakthrough]]
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* [[Wind Release: Sand Scattering Bullets]]
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* [[Dust Wind Technique]]
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* [[Earth Release: Hiding Like a Mole Technique]]
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* [[Earth Release: Sand Dance]]
   
 
== Other Uses ==
 
== Other Uses ==
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* Due to the versatility of sand as a weapon, the [[Third Kazekage|Third]] and [[Fourth Kazekage]] both crafted their own imitations of sand manipulation via the use of their [[Magnet Release]] kekkei genkai to manipulate [[Iron Sand|iron]] and [[Gold Dust|gold dust]] respectively.
 
* Due to the versatility of sand as a weapon, the [[Third Kazekage|Third]] and [[Fourth Kazekage]] both crafted their own imitations of sand manipulation via the use of their [[Magnet Release]] kekkei genkai to manipulate [[Iron Sand|iron]] and [[Gold Dust|gold dust]] respectively.
 
** In the anime, [[Nagare]] also creates his [[Assimilation: Sand Binding Coffin|own]] [[Assimilation: Sand Waterfall Funeral|imitation]] of [[Gaara]]'s sand manipulation through his [[Assimilate All Creation Technique]] using of rock powder.
 
** In the anime, [[Nagare]] also creates his [[Assimilation: Sand Binding Coffin|own]] [[Assimilation: Sand Waterfall Funeral|imitation]] of [[Gaara]]'s sand manipulation through his [[Assimilate All Creation Technique]] using of rock powder.
* Earth Release users can also manipulate sand in some instances, as seen in the effects of [[Earth Release: Hiding Like a Mole Technique]]<ref>Third Databook, page 292</ref> and [[Earth Release: Sand Dance]].<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 316</ref>
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* Earth Release users can also manipulate sand in some instances, as seen in the effects of [[Earth Release: Hiding Like a Mole Technique]]<ref>Third Databook, page 292</ref> and [[Earth Release: Hiding Like a Mole Technique]]Earth Release: Sand Dance]].<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 316</ref>
   
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==

Revision as of 05:38, May 2, 2014

This is the article on the sand used by Gaara and other shinobi. For the ninja village, head to Sunagakure.

Sand (, Suna), is a versatile material, most often employed by the shinobi originating from Sunagakure for various purposes, including numerous supplementary functions ranging from concealment to disguise. However, the tool itself rose to prominence in the hands of the jinchūriki of Shukaku, whom acquired the ability to manipulate sand through the beast, with the most renowned amongst these being Gaara.

While Gaara is capable of controlling any sand, he keeps specially-made sand (特別製の砂, Tokubetsu Sei no Suna) in his gourd,[1] also made from this sand. This sand is infused with his chakra, allowing him to make faster and more powerful attacks, as well as being used to make his Shield of Sand. It was also noted by both Gaara's father and uncle that the sand would always protect him, because it possessed his mother's will within it.[2] Since this revelation, many of Gaara's techniques have begun to adopt the appearance of his mother.[3]

Sand includes a wide variety of minerals, and Gaara can select the hardest minerals to create stronger defences and, in the anime, offences. However, Gaara also possesses the capability to incorporate other materials into the sand, increasing its versatility even further by introducing substances that can alter its properties to a certain degree, such as gold and hail.[4] Similarly, he can insert his sand into other people, thereby exerting influence over their movements.[5]

When in need of more sand, Gaara can crush the soil, meaning nearly any kind of earth, with the sand he already has, to create more. Although this sand is more difficult to control than his specially-made sand, it provides the amount needed for large-scale techniques such as the Quicksand Waterfall Flow.

It was shown that despite its durability, the sand could be countered by mixing other harmful substances, such as Explosive Clay, into it. Other methods include the integration of substances that make the sand heavier, such as gold,[6] or by making it bind together through the use of oil, which means that the sand crumbles very easily.[7]

Utilized Techniques

Other Uses

Trivia

  • Sand has a complete immunity towards Fire Release, with it being the only substance which Amaterasu, the highest level Fire Release technique, has yet to burn into or through.[15][16]
  • Due to the number of people Gaara has killed, his sand smells of blood, as noted by Kiba.[17]

References

  1. Naruto chapter 349, page 15
  2. Naruto chapter 547, pages 16-17
  3. Naruto chapter 548, page 10
  4. Naruto chapter 557, pages 16-17
  5. Naruto chapter 658, pages 5-6
  6. Naruto chapter 546, pages 11-12
  7. Naruto chapter 556, pages 1-2
  8. Naruto chapter 42, page 18
  9. Naruto chapter 70, page 16
  10. Naruto chapter 213, pages 18-19
  11. Naruto: Shippūden episode 8
  12. Naruto episode 72
  13. Third Databook, page 292
  14. Naruto: Shippūden episode 316
  15. Naruto chapter 464, page 12
  16. Naruto chapter 128, page 8
  17. Naruto chapter 59, pages 2-3
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